Russian Civil War

Latvian War of Independence
The Northern Latvian Army by the gates of Riga ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1918 Dec 5 - 1920 Aug 11

Latvian War of Independence


The Latvian War of Independence can be divided into a few stages: Soviet offensive, German-Latvian liberation of Kurzeme and Riga, Estonian-Latvian liberation of Vidzeme, Bermontian offensive, Latvian-Polish liberation of Latgale.

The war involved Latvia (its provisional government supported by Estonia, Poland and the Western Allies—particularly the navy of United Kingdom) against the Russian SFSR and the Bolsheviks' short-lived Latvian Socialist Soviet Republic.

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