Estonia: Polity Style: 1918-2016

23 Feb 1918 declaration of independence proclaimed on behalf of the Eesti Maapäev (Estonian National Council) in Pärnu
23 Feb 1918 - 25 Feb 1918 Eesti Vabariik
24 Feb 1918 national government takes office; independence manifesto is distributed in Tallinn (solemn proclamation follows 25 Feb 1918) [1]
25 Feb 1918 armed forces of the German Reich occupy Tallinn and, subsequently, the territory of Estonia
8 Nov 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 incorporated into Baltischer Staat
11 Nov 1918 national government takes office in Tallinn
11 Nov 1918 - 21 Jul 1940 Eesti Vabariik
21 Jul 1940 - 28 Aug 1941 Eesti Nõukogude Sotsialistlik Vabariik
22 Jul 1940 declaration on accession to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics passed by Estonian legislature
6 Aug 1940 constituent republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
28 Aug 1941 armed forces of the German Reich occupy Tallinn and, subsequently, the territory of Estonia
5 Dec 1941 incorporated into Reichskommissariat Ostland as Generalbezirk Estland
22 Sep 1944 armed forces of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics occupy Tallinn (de facto restoration of Eesti Nõukogude Sotsialistlik Vabariik)
22 Sep 1944 - 8 May 1990 Eesti Nõukogude Sotsialistlik Vabariik
16 Nov 1988 declaration of state sovereignty
30 Mar 1990 resolution of national legislature on transition period for the restoration of statehood
8 May 1990 - Eesti Vabariik
20 Aug 1991 resolution of national legislature on restoration of statehood

[1] Some versions of the independence manifesto are dated 21 Feb 1918.
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