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Encyclopedia > Latvian War of Liberation

The Latvian War of Liberation, sometimes called the Latvian War of Independence (Latvian: Latvijas brīvības cīņas, literally "the struggles for the freedom of Latvia," or Latvijas atbrīvošanas karš, "the war of the liberation of Latvia"), is the term for the series of conflicts in Latvia between November 18, 1918, when the Republic of Latvia proclaimed its independence, and the signing of the Treaty of Riga between Latvia and Soviet Russia on August 11, 1920. November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years), with 43 remaining. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... The Latvian-Soviet Riga Peace Treaty was signed in 1920. ... State motto: Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Workers of the world, unite!) Official language None (Russian in practice) Capital Moscow (last) Chairman of the Supreme Council Boris Yeltsin Established In the USSR:  - Since  - Until November 7, 1917 December 30, 1922 December 12, 1991 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 1st in former Soviet Union 17,075,200... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ...


The war involved Latvia (its provisional government supported by Estonia, Poland, and the United Kingdom) against Russia, the Bolsheviks' short-lived Iskolat Republic, and Germany. Baltic Germans fought for and against the provisional government in different phases of the conflict, many supporting a German puppet state for a time. The West Russian Volunteer Army included Germans and former Russian prisoners of war nominally allied with the White Army in the Russian Civil War. Parts of the Latvian War of Liberation are therefore also considered parts of other conflicts, such as the Polish-Soviet War. Bolshevik Party Meeting. ... The Iskolat was the Executive Committee of the Soviet of Workers, Soldiers, and the Landless in Latvia, established in Valmiera on July 29-30, 1917, O.S. (August 11- 12, 1917, N.S.), at the initiative of the Central Committee of the Latvian Social Democratic Party, then controlled by the... The Baltic Germans (Baltendeutsche, Balten, and Deutschbalten respectively), were the ethnically German inhabitants of that area on the Eastern shore of the Baltic Sea which forms today the countries of Latvia. ... A puppet state is a state whose government, though notionally of the same culture as the governed people - owes its existence (or other major debt) to being installed, supported or controlled by a more powerful entity, typically a foreign power. ... Bermontians were Russian troops who were at first taken as POWs by Germany in World War I and then released on the promise that they would help fighting against the communists in the Russian civil war. ... White Army armoured trains flag with To Moscow! slogan inscribed on it, now stored in the Moscow Red Army museum The White movement, whose military arm is known as the White Army (Белая Армия) or White Guard (Белая Гвардия, белогвардейцы) and whose members are known as Whites (Белые, or the derogatory Беляки) or White Russians (a... The Russian Civil War was fought from 1918 to 1922. ... Combatants Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Second Polish Republic Commanders Mikhail Tukhachevsky Józef Piłsudski Edward Rydz-Śmigły Strength 800,000 738,000 Casualties 30,337 dead 51,374 missing 113,510 wounded Unknown, dead estimated at 60,000 {{{notes}}} The Polish-Soviet War was the war (February...



 
 

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