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Kārlis Ulmanis monument | Kārļa Ulmaņa piemineklis



Exactly 79 years ago, on 15th May 1934, Latvia's back-then prime minister Kārlis Ulmanis succesfully organized an overturn, turning Latvia from democratic to authoritarian country. He abolished parliament and started to personally lead the country as a Prime minister and since 1936 also as a president. The overturn was bloodless, noone was shot or injured, though several hundreds of politicians got imprisoned for a few months. From today's perspective one can judge differently this overturn, but the fact remains - in Ulmanis time (from 1934 until Soviet occupation at 1940) Latvia developed rapidly and "Ulmanis time" rests in people's memory as the best years in first Independence time.
Kārlis Ulmanis monument | Kārļa Ulmaņa piemineklis Reviewed by PhotoRiga on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. A very nice shot !! master of... (you already know).

    Tomás.

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