June 23 is Victory Day in Estonia, which we can only assume must be a reference to the 2001 Eurovision song contest, since this nation has never won anything else. Historically, Estonia is over-run by anyone who feels like it, which is either the Russians or the Germans, though following a long period of being ruled by the Russians, nobody wants to rule Estonia - at least for the time being.
Following WWII, Estonia and Finland had about the same GDP. By 1987, the capitalist Finland's GDP per capita was $14,370 US and the socialist Estonia's GDP per capita was around $2,000. Capitalist Estonia is doing much better now, though presumably is sowing the seeds of its own destruction.
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