Is Finland at war?
Right now, there is not any wars in Finland, but from year 2002 the Finnish people have joined the war in Afghanistan.
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Answer . \nFinland was an early victim of the massive Soviet aggression that preceded the major combat operations of WWII. Like just about every other nation that had geog…raphical contact with Russia, Finland was attacked and bludgeoned into submission. As with other Soviet aggressions, this was essentially ignored by the western powers.\n. \nNaturally, several of these various victims of Soviet attack were willing to ally to Germany when Germany attacked the Soviets in June 1941. Finland's army fought bravely against the Soviets, being led by the world class general, Mannerheim. (aside: Finland was a 'possession' of the Czarist Russian empire until 1918. When Germany defeated Russia near the end of WWI, Germany was able to demand Finland's independence.)\n. \nUltimately the Soviets overwhelmed the Finnish forces and in 1944 Finland asked for an armistice.\n. \nSurprisingly, the Soviets gave the Finns a relatively respectable peace agreement. Instead of occupying the entire country and ravaging it for years, the Soviets contented themselves with various 'pickin's' including the taking of the only Finnish outlet to the Arctic Sea, a major military base on Finlands Baltic coast, a big slice of eastern Finish territory, and various other arrangements that basically made Finland indefensible from attack.\n. \nFollowing the war, the term Finlandization came into being. This term was meant to describe a situation where a major power does not wholesale occupy a smaller nation, but instead destroys it politically and militarily to the point where it is a weak vassal state unable to defend itself or resist further aggression.
part of Finland in ww1 Though autonomic, during WW1 Finland was still part of Russia, and finnish army was part of the Russian army. After revolution in October 1917 Finland …wanted to become independent, and it was even approved by Lenin, because he thought it would make revolution Finland easier. Finland declared itself independent on 6th of December 1917. It had its civil war starting in 1918, but revolution never came. love, kelly
Finland was not participating WW 1. Finland was part of Russia ( Grand Dutchy of Finland) enjoying wide autonomy during first years of WW 1. Finland was declared independent …in 1917. Finland was not spared from turmoil though. There was a civil war in spring 1918 in which 35 000-45 000 finns were killed. (Population was about 3 million in year 1918.)
No, and the US did not declare war on Finland. However, UK declared war on Finland on 6 December 1941.
This is also known as the Winter War, since it was fought in winter (1939-1940). The Soviet Union attacked Finland to take it over, but Finland fought back hard enough that th…ey decided to leave them alone, although some land was lost. Finland lost 20,000, but the Russians over 200,000, one of the reasons the USSR decided to get out of there.
Finland acctually didn't want to participate in the world war but Russia attacked Finland because they needed the land for their own support so that they could have attacked s…ome other countries in Europe. They thought it would take about a week to take over the whole Finland but they didnt accomplish at their mission.. Finland acctually didn't want to participate in the world war but Russia attacked Finland because they needed the land for their own support so that they could have attacked some other countries in Europe. They thought it would take about a week to take over the whole Finland but they didnt accomplish at their mission.
Yes. Finland fought against the Soviet Union and later against Germany.
No, but the First World War is the reason why Finland seceded from Russia.
Yes, they were involved in 3 battles against the Nazis.
There was the Winter War from November 30, 1939 to March 13, 1940 and the Continuation War, 25 June 1941 - 19 September 1944
In World War 2
The Soviet Union wanted to secure bases in Finland so they would be able to defend their own country in case of a Nazi invasion. Also, Finland was a known supporter of the Axi…s powers.
In War and Military History
Finland has been part of many wars. In the many disputes between Sweden and Russia, Finland was usually the battleground. Later, in WW2 Finland itself was attacked and foughtR…ussia
In Cold War
Well...... if you look at this way, both would win and lose
In World War 2
Yes Finland was by Russia and later Germany
In War and Military History
In 1939, Germany invaded Poland, which triggered the start of WorldWar II. While France and England were focused on fighting Germany(and ironically did very little actual figh…ting until May 1940),the Soviet Union began quietly invading countries in eastern Europewith Germany's permission. One of the countries invaded by the Soviet Union was Finland. TheSoviets wanted to take control of at least the area aroundLeningrad (now St. Petersburg, Russia), although ideally theywanted to conquer most/all of Finland. The invasion became known asthe Winter War . The war was short and very bloody- theSoviet Red Army was huge and powerful, but the Finnish troops werebetter led and fought very well. The Soviets suffered heavycasualties but eventually won, and took control of the territoryaround Leningrad that they had sought. Later, during World War II, the Germans betrayed the Soviets andlaunched a massive invasion, called Operation Barbarossa. Finland,still angry over their loss in the Winter War, agreed to help theGermans. Finnish troops even fought on the side of Germany,although Finland and Germany were never technically allies. TheFinnish called this the " Continuation War ". The Continuation War also ended in failure for Finland. InSeptember 1944, Finland made peace with the Soviets, at great cost.One of the conditions of the peace was that Finland had to forceGerman troops to leave Finland immediately; when Finland did so,the Germans did not immediately evacuate. This led to a small warbetween Germany and Finland called the Lapland War (Laplandis a region in northern Finland that Germany had partiallyoccupied). The Lapland War only really lasted a month or so, but nopeace was achieved until April 1945, when Germany finally had toevacuate their troops (and Germany surrendered, ending World War IIin Europe, a few days later).