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.