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Estonia Introduction - 2004
SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
After centuries of Danish, Swedish, German, and Russian rule, Estonia attained independence in 1918. Forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1940, it regained its freedom in 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since the last Russian troops left in 1994, Estonia has been free to promote economic and political ties with Western Europe. It will accede to the EU in May 2004 and to NATO in the summer of 2004.
NOTE: The information regarding Estonia on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Estonia Introduction 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Estonia Introduction 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.