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Estonia. By Dorothy Carter. A brief history of Estonia and their government.

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  1. Estonia By Dorothy Carter

  2. A brief history of Estonia and their government  A brief history of Estonia is that it is the smallest of the Baltic Sates. It was ruled for a while by the Danish, Swedish, germen, and Russian Factions. In its past it has been attacked, sacked, razed, and pillaged on more than one occasion. It became independent from the Soviet Union when it collapsed in 1991. It now is forging modern relations with the west and that includes the EU. • Estonia has a democratic parliamentary government.

  3. Geography • Estonia’s geography is that they have a humid continental climate. • The capital is Tallinn. • Its relative location is near Latvia, Finland, and the Russian Federation.

  4. Economic System • Some of their major imports are engineering products and machinery as well as different vehicles and means of transport, Raw material (fuel, metals, timber etc) has to be imported too. • Some of their major exports are machinery and equipment, textiles and products, wood and paper, food products, and furniture.

  5. Religion • Estonia has many different religions. They are Lutheran, Orthodox, Christian, and others.

  6. Language • Estonia’s official language is Estonian. It is spoken by about 1.1 million people in Estonia and many others outside of it too. They also spoke Finno-Ugric and is closely related to Finnish and distantly to Hungary.

  7. Culture and Tradition Muffin!! • Estonia’s culture and tradition includes their traditional cuisine. Their first course includes sliced meats, sausages, potato salad, or rosolie (beet salad) Kama, a mixture of roasted milled grains such as barley, rye, oat, wheat and pea flour was traditionally a staple food in Estonia because it was non-perishable and easily transported. Today, it is mostly used as a breakfast when mixed with milk, buttermilk or kefir (a fermented enzyme-rich dairy product) or as a popular creamy rich dessert of the same name (kama).

  8. Bibliography • The websites I used are • http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/ee.htm, • http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/estonia.html, • http://foodspring.com/content/estoni/.

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