Dotted with castles, churches, lakes and forests, this small nation was the first of the former Soviet republics to demand, in 1988, that its laws take primacy over those imposed by Moscow. A popular tourist destination, Estonia's economy is closely tied to those of its northern Scandinavian neighbors. With an advanced economy, Estonia regularly ranks among Europe's least corrupt and most free societies.
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