Friday, June 24, 2016

Fact of the Day: Finland Civil War

The Finnish Civil War took place during 1918 as part of World War I and its political instability. Finland at the time was quite newly independent from Russia. A short but notable civil war broke out between the White Army (supported by Germany) and the Red Army (supported by Soviet Russia) in a bitter political battle (and literal war) between left-wing and right-wing ideologies. The White Army claimed victory and crushed the Reds casting Russia out and staying under the thumb of Germany. 

8 comments:

  1. It's easy to forget about these small countries, but you prove even Finland has its dirty laundry!

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  2. Finland's come a long way since then!

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  3. Always either side not wanting to let go, one has to lose though

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  4. good to know. Have a great weekend...

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