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Guerrilla war in the Baltic states

Guerilla war in the Baltic states
Part of Occupation of the Baltic states
Date 1944–1956
Location Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Result Defeat of national partisans
 Soviet Union
~50,000 partisans ?
Casualties and losses
561 killed, 4285 injured,
1,458 killed, 5052 injured,

The Guerrilla war in the Baltic states was the armed struggle against Soviet military caused the native population to adopt other forms of resistance. While estimates related to the extent of partisan movement vary, but there seems to be a consensus among researchers that by international standards, the Baltic guerrilla movements were extensive. Proportionally, the partisan movement in the post-war Baltic states was of a similar size as the Viet Cong movement in South Vietnam.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Statiev, Alexander (2010). The Soviet Counterinsurgency in the Western Borderlands. Cambridge University Press. 
  2. ^  
  • Tauras, KV (1962). Guerrilla Warfare on the Amber Coast. New York: Voyages Press. 
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