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:

Jax said...

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

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Debra She Who Seeks said...

Finland's come a long way since then!

Pat Hatt said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

So much history!

Christine said...

interesting

bj said...

good to know. Have a great weekend...

Martha said...

Interesting stuff