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    Estonia Introduction 2001
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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Background: After centuries of Swedish 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.

      NOTE: The information regarding Estonia on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Estonia Introduction 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Estonia Introduction 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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