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Latvia, with Riga as its capital city, thus declared its independence on 18 November 1918.Between World War I and World War II (1918–1940), Riga and Latvia shifted their focus from Russia to the countries of Western Europe.With the demise of the Livonian Order during the Livonian War, Riga for twenty years had the status of a Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire before it came under the influence of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth by the Treaty of Drohiczyn, which ended the war for Riga in 1581.In 1621, during the Polish–Swedish War (1621–1625), Riga and the outlying fortress of Daugavgriva came under the rule of Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, who intervened in the Thirty Years' War not only for political and economic gain but also in favour of German Lutheran Protestantism.During the Russo-Swedish War (1656–1658), Riga withstood a siege by Russian forces.Riga remained the largest city in Sweden until 1710, a period during which the city retained a great deal of autonomous self-government.Riga became an industrialised port city of the Russian empire, in which it remained until World War I.By 1900, Riga was the third largest city in Russia after Moscow and Saint Petersburg in terms of the number of industrial workers and number of theatres.
To promote a permanent military presence, territorial ownership was divided between the Church and the Order, with the Church taking Riga and two-thirds of all lands conquered and granting the Order a third.
It was accused of being a witch, and given a trial by water in the Daugava River.
The statue floated, so it was denounced as a witch and burnt at Kubsberg.
The Germans attempted, but failed, to assassinate Valdemar.
In 1282, Riga became a member of the Hanseatic League.