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When A Community Weeps by Mary Beth williams, Ellen S. Zinner

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Figure 3.1 The roll-on, roll-off passenger ferry, Estonia, which went down in rough seas, September 28, 1994. Over 850 people died, making the accident the worst peacetime sea disaster in Scandinavian history. Shown here docked in Helsinki, a year before the disaster. (Photo taken by Mary Beth Williams, co-editor.)

Chapter 3

The Estonia Disaster: National Interventions, Outcomes, and Personal Impacts

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The Republic of Estonia lies south of Finland between Scandinavia and Russia. This Eastern European country is small and has approximately 1,500,000 inhabitants. When the Soviets introduced glasnost, Estonia sought its independence from ...

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