A look at the history and politics of Estonia and how it has fared economically in the post-Communist era.
# 92213 | 1,899 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Feb 16, 2007 in European Studies (Collapse of the Soviet Empire) , European Studies (Post-Soviet Period, 1990 on) , Economics (Globalization)
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This paper provides a brief history of Estonia, one of the nations that was part of the Soviet Union until the breakup in the early 1990s. It looks at how Estonia was under the thumb of the Soviet system since early in World War II and how the country has had to work to develop its own industrial base and to attract investors to support the growth that is needed to serve the populace. It also discusses how a number of economic problems still face the country and how various international bodies, such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, have made recommendations as to what could be done to overcome these problems.
From the Paper:"When Estonia was part of the Soviet Union, it provided the Soviet Union with supplies of gas and oil produced from its large source of oil shale. Estonia remains the world's second largest producer of oil shale. The majority of the nation's workforce works in industry, which also includes shipbuilding, phosphate mining, and the manufacture of electronics and telecommunications equipment, electric motors, excavators, cement, furniture, and textiles and clothing. The nation has an efficient agricultural sector that employs about 20% of the labor force and produces meat (largely pork), dairy products, potatoes, flax, and sugar beets."
Sample of Sources Used:
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- "Estonia." CIA World Fact Book (20 April 2006). April 22, 2006. http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/en.html.
- "Estonia - Economy." Infoplease (2005). April 22, 2006. http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/world/A0858034.html.
- "Estonia Says Economy Remains Strong." AP Worldstream (13 Aug 2002). http://www.highbeam.com/library/doc3.asp?docid=1P1:55140790&refid=ip_hf.
- Estonian Institute. "Estonian Economy." (May 2000). April 22, 2006. http://www.esis.ee/ist2000/einst/economy/general.htm.
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