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Revolution, Civil War, and Terror in Finland in 1918

Pertti Haapala and Marko Tikka

in War in Peace

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199654918
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744273 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654918.003.0005

Series: The Greater War

Revolution, Civil War, and Terror in Finland in 1918

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This chapter discusses the curious case study of newly independent Finland, a country which was not a combatant in the Great War but experienced one of the bloodiest post-1918 civil wars in twentieth-century European history. The chapter traces the origins of the extreme violence that erupted in large parts of Finland and analyses the different forms the civil war took over several months.

Keywords: Finland; civil war; whites; reds; Tampere; Mannerheim

Chapter.  6173 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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