A war precipitated by the Finnish attack on the Soviet Union in the wake of Hitler's attack on the Soviet Union. The Finnish army used the current weakness of the Red Army to advance and take possession of its territories lost after the Winter War. In 1944, it was forced to withdraw before the advancing Red Army, and Mannerheim quickly sued for peace. The borders from 1940 were restored, and the Petsamo region was ceded to the Soviet Union.
Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).