Estonia was comparatively richer in 1930s, says historian

Historians in the News
tags: Economy, Estonia, 1930s, 2010s, Jaak Valge, Estonian Public Broadcasting

Jaak Valge, a well-known historian and Tallinn University researcher, says that Estonians today are worse off than in the 1930s in comparison to the rest of the continent.

“If the current Estonia is more than two times poorer than Finland, then before [World War II] Finland was a quarter wealthier. While Portugal is presently richer than Estonia, Estonians were far more wealthy in the 1930s than the Portuguese, “ said Valge, speaking on ETV on Sunday....

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