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    A Brief History of Estonia

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    Estonia woke during the early period of her people’s settlements, and she travelled with them until she was found later by a man visiting her country’s boundaries. He gave her the name Aestii. This man, she later learned was named, Tacitus, a Roman historian. After she was given this name, Estonia sneaked around and looked for people like her - those that did not age, as Tacitus had mentioned meeting some like her. Before the Vikings began to invade, she managed to find and befriend, Finland, and

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    The History of Estonia and Education

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    History of Estonia and Education I. Introduction Oleg is a student at St. Cloud State University. Upon meeting him we became friends and he became an informant of his country Estonia. Four years ago he made a decision to leave Estonia in order to study abroad in the United States. Oleg chose the US because of the educational opportunities America has to offer. Throughout the interviewing process, I asked Oleg about the differences between America’s schooling system and that of Estonia. This

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    Policy analysis National Security Concept of Estonia The National Security Concept (NSC) sees international co-operation as the primary source of security, since “NATO serves as the cornerstone of European security and defence.” [p.4] Therefore, I will first analyse the NSC using the regional framework. In addition, I will use the sectoral approach to analyse the main areas affecting both internal and international security environment, which according to the NSC are “political, military, economic

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    Funding of Political Parties in Estonia

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    Among many others, Estonia regained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1992 and since then the new democratic order has been built up. Therefore, many systems, laws and regulations that constitute an important part of the democratic order have not yet received a consensus in society. One of the topics widely discussed is the funding of political parties. A report made by an NGO finds that “there are many shortcomings in the enforcement of the financing legislation and campaign reporting” (Transparency

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    Capital Tallinn is the major capital of Estonia with a population of approximately 390 thousand. Located along the coast of the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland, is one of the largest cities of Estonia in habiting nearly thirty percent of the total population in Estonia. Home of one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, Toopea Hill, located the center of Tallinn, features architecture which originated in the 15th and 17th century. Various notable site in Toopea are the Russian grand orthodox

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    Estonia Often called just “The Baltics”, many think of Estonia, Latvia,and Lithuania as just one big country. However this is wrong, the Baltics consist of three separate countries. This nick name was only given because each of these countries shares its coast with the Baltic Sea, hence the confusing group name Baltic republics. Equally important to note is the fact that the official name of Estonia is the “ Republic of Estonia”. (Otfinoski) Climate and Land Features Much of Estonia is

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    Looking at Russia-Estonia bilateral relations and the political use of history, one cannot start before examining the Soviet occupations in Estonia and how the two parties see that history. Developments such as the end of the Cold War, the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe, and the re-emergence there of pre-Communist and pre-Soviet conflicts, as shown by Karlsson (n.d.), have certainly stimulated historical consciousness since 1990. After the collapse of the Soviet Union Russian population

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    mid 1990’s faced various difficulties in terms of transitioning into independent democracies. First and foremost, the Baltic states had to deal with significant citizenship issues. Latvia and Lithuania agreed to give non-natives citizenship, while Estonia took a very conservative approach and did not grant citizenship to non-natives. The Baltic states also struggled with issues such as the returning of Soviet confiscated properties and formulating new currencies. In the early 90’s the three

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    Cyber Attacks

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    statue has been under a lot of speculation and has torn the population of the country in half. Some believe the status is a symbol of Soviet, formerly Nazi, while some see this statue as symbol of Soviet victory over the Nazis and Russian claims Estonia. When the government decided to relocate the statue to Estonia’s capital, the worst riots the country has ever seen took place and this started vicious cyber-attacks (Jenik). One may ask if these attacks could be considered an act of war or just an

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    Security and memory Introduction The aim of this essay is to explore how national identity and history are treated as problems of security and why collective remembrance is sometimes securitised in public policy. My referent object is therefore collective memory; by 'memory' I mean a discursive strategy of remembering the past that is implemented by political actors. I draw mainly on Anthony Giddens, Alexander Wendt, Brent Steele, Jennifer Mitzen and Maria Mälksoo to show that in addition to physical

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