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Latvia (1918-1940, Republic)

After having been dominated by German rulers, Poland, Sweden and the Russian Empire, the Republic Latvia was declared independant on 18th November 1918 by the government of Karlis Ulmanis. The Soviets saw this government as just a German puppet-state and supported the forming of the Latvian Socialist Sovjet State on 17th December 1918. With the support of the Western Allies and Polish forces, it succeeded in trhowing back the communist forces and the few Germans that were still in Latvia. Ulmanis regained his power on 8th July 1919. In the thirties of the twentieth century, Ulmanis tried to gain more power for the president. His wishes were rejected by the parliament and so he committed a coup on 15th May 1934. In 1936 he became President himself. From this moment Latvia was in fact a dictatorship.

at the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, Latvia was forced to take in 30.000 Soviet military. In the summer of 1940 the Soviets demanded a Soviet controlled government to be formed. Elections that were held were directed in such a way that the communist and Soviet-partners gained total power. During the very first session of the new parliament the Latvian Soviet...

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Orders

Order of Viesturs, I. Class/Grand Cross
Viesturs Orden, I. Class/Grand CrossOrder of Viesturs, I. Class/Grand Cross
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Order of Viesturs, II. Class/Grand Officer
Viesturs Orden, II. Class/Grand OfficerOrder of Viesturs, II. Class/Grand Officer
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Order of Viesturs, III. Class/Commander
Viesturs Orden, III. Class/CommanderOrder of Viesturs, III. Class/Commander
In the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Order of Viesturs, IV. Class/Officer
Viesturs Orden, IV. Class/OfficerOrder of Viesturs, IV. Class/Officer
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Order of Viesturs, V. Class/Knight
Viesturs Orden, V. Class/KnightOrder of Viesturs, V. Class/Knight
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Order of Viesturs, Gold Medal
Viesturs Orden, Gold MedalOrder of Viesturs, Gold Medal
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Order of Viesturs, Silver Medal
Viesturs Orden, Silver MedalOrder of Viesturs, Silver Medal
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Order of Viesturs, Bronze Medal
Viesturs Orden, Bronze MedalOrder of Viesturs, Bronze Medal
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Lacplesa Kara ordenis I skirasIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Order of Lacplesis 2nd Clas
Lacplesa Kara ordenis II skirasOrder of Lacplesis 2nd Clas
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Lacplesa Kara ordenis III skirasIn the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Grand Commanders Cross to the Order of the Three Stars
Triju Zvaigznu ordinas lielkrusta komandierisGrand Commanders Cross to the Order of the Three Stars
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Grand Officer of theOrder of the Three Stars
Triju Zvaigznu ordinas LielvirsnieksGrand Officer of theOrder of the Three Stars
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Commanders Cross to the Order of the Three Stars
Triju Zvaigznu ordinas KommandierisCommanders Cross to the Order of the Three Stars
In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Officers Cross to the Order of the Three Stars
Triju Zvaigznu ordena VirsnieksOfficers Cross to the Order of the Three Stars
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Knights Cross to the Order of the Three Stars
Triju Zvaigznu ordinas KavalierisKnights Cross to the Order of the Three Stars
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Gold Medal to the Order of the Three Stars
Triju Zvaigznu ordena Goda zimes zeltaGold Medal to the Order of the Three Stars
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Silver Medal to the Order of the Three Stars
Triju Zvaigznu ordena Goda zimes zudrabaSilver Medal to the Order of the Three Stars
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Bronze Medal to the Order of the Three Stars
Triju Zvaigznu ordena Goda zimes bronzasBronze Medal to the Order of the Three Stars
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations Air Force

Latvian Tank Regiment Badge
Latvijas Autotank Pulku ZīmesLatvian Tank Regiment Badge
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Pilot BadgeIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Hawks of Daugava pinIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Commemorative- / Jubileemedals

Commemorative Medal of the Latvian War of Liberation
Latvijas atbrīvošanas kara piemiņas zīmeCommemorative Medal of the Latvian War of Liberation
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Medal of the 10th Anniversary of the War of Independence
Atbrivosanas cinu 10 gadu jubilejas pieminas medalaMedal of the 10th Anniversary of the War of Independence
In the database: 8
Issued:unknown

Medals for Merit and Bravery (Not Orders)

Cross of Merit of Latvijas Aizsargi
Aizsargu Nuopelnu KrustsCross of Merit of Latvijas Aizsargi
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown