This year it is 95 years since the birth of the Republic of Estonia which became after reading the manifesto on the 24/2 in 1918. After reading the manifesto war broke out when the Russians (at that time the occupiers) did not appreciate the desire of Estonia to be their own. A war was fought 1918 - 1920. On the 15 of June 1929, Estonia adopted its Constitution. Before that the country had been occupied for more than 800 years of Danes, Swedes, Germans and Russians. Always someone occupying.
The first independence after 800 years of occupation thus began in 1918 and lasted for 22 years or precisely 7890 days until Estonia were sold out by the world in the Molotov - Ribbentrop pact, August 23, 1939 in the deal between Stalin and Hitler. Estonia was then occupied by the Soviet Union in June 1940.
On the 20th of August 1991 Estonia regained its independence after 50 years behind the Iron Curtain during the Soviet occupation. Estonia is a small country with just over a million inhabitants, but it is a proud country with an ambition and willingness to participate in the world. Estonia is now proud members of both the EU and NATO.
On the 27 of March 2013, ie today, but not yesterday, as a nation, Estonia has been independent for more days than ever before. Today Estonia has been independent for 7891 days. It is a day of celebration! Love live independence! Long live Estonia!