Before the Soviet Union began its occupation of Estonia in 1940, that Baltic state and neighboring Finland were as similar as any two countries in modern Europe. Over the ensuing five decades, however, their economic and social differences grew so large that no informed person could honestly dispute the pernicious effect that communist rule had on occupied Estonia.
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