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History of Riga, Latvia
An overview of the history of Riga, Latvia.
# 144816 | 782 words | 4 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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The paper outlines the history of Riga from as early as 9,000 BC until its founding as a city in 1201. The paper then looks at the effects of World War I and World War II on Riga and the subsequent Soviet domination until Riga's independence in 1991.

Pre-Historic Riga
Historic Riga: Its Institutionalization

From the Paper:

"As early as 9,000 BC, ancient, unidentified settlers have already inhabited Latvia. During 3,000 BC, the Finns had set foot and eventually inhabited the area. After a millennium, pre-Baltic tribes arrived and were later on subdivided into the Baltic Couranian, Latgallian, Selonian, and Semigallian groups. These tribes instituted their own local governments ("History of Latvia", December 2008, par. 1).
"The Daugava River, the major waterway of Riga, can be considered a focal point of this city's history. At the onset of 9th century, Daugava has already been serving an important function for traders -- it links the route from the Baltic Sea Region to the Black Sea ("History", December 2008, par.3). In 1054, the wreckage of a ship in the Daugava River resulted to the settlement of German sailors in Riga - this event heralded the period of increasing German influence in the country ("Background Note: Latvia" December 2008, par. 8)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • History of Nations. (n.d.) "History of Latvia". Retrieved fromhttp://www.historyofnations.net/europe/latvia.html on December 1, 2008.
  • Latvia & Riga. (n.d.). "History". Retrieved from http://www.latvia-riga.com/history_latvia.htm# on December 1, 2008.
  • New World Encyclopedia, (n.d.). "Riga, Latvia". Retrieved fromhttp://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Riga,_Latvia on December 1, 2008.
  • U.S. Department of State. (n.d.). "Background Note: Latvia". Retrieved fromhttp://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5378.htm on December 1, 2008.

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