Estonia

Estonia

by Emily Anderson

Hardcover

$47.07

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502640574
Publisher: Cavendish Square
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Series: Cultures of the World (Third Edition) ®
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Estonia Today 5

1 Geography 9

Political divisions

Weather

Waterways

Wildlife

A nation of small cities

Island retreats

2 History 17

Origins

Conquest of Estonia

German landlords

New landlords

Swedish rule

Russian rule

The Estonian awakening

Independence

Losing independence

The Second World War

Soviet rule

Winning independence (yet again)

3 Government 31

Post independence politics

The presidency

The legislature

Party politics

Local politics

Justice system

Military

Diplomatic relations

4 Economy 43

Growing a capitalist economy

Trade and economy

Banking and finance

Farming and fishing

Forest management

Tech industry

Textile industry

Mining and chemicals

Energy and pollution

Tourism

Roads and transit

5 Environment 53

Pollution

Water pollution

Air pollution

National parks and preserves

Wetland preserves

Endangered animals

Logging

Marine and amphibious animals

Endangered plant life

6 Estonians 65

Estonian people

Culture

Estonian ethnic and national identity

Attire

Ethnic Russians

Other ethnic minorities

Finno-Ugric people

Estonian Swedes

7 Lifestyle 75

Urban life

Rural life

Family structures

Social customs

Aging in Estonia

Education

Elementary and secondary education

Adult education

Social welfare and health care

8 Religion 85

Ancient religion

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Estonia

The Russian Orthodox Church

Other Christian sects

Religious diversity

9 Language 93

Estonian language

Dialects

Estonian Swedish

International languages

Print media

Broadcast media

10 Arts 101

Music

Literary arts

Performing arts

Film

Visual arts

National architecture

11 Leisure 113

Outdoor activities

Travel and recreation

Spas

Sports and athletics

Sailing

12 Festivals 119

Music festivals and events

Folk festivals and events

Midsummer festival

Independence celebrations

Religious holidays

13 Food 125

Grains

Cold dishes

Main dishes

Soups, desserts, and soup for dessert

Beverages

Restaurants

Map Of Estonia 133

About The Economy 135

About The Culture 137

Timeline 138

Glossary 140

For Further Information 141

Bibliography 142

Index 143

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