Question: Were there any wars in Finland?

Finland lost both wars, but the Soviet Union never occupied Finland. Because Finland was able to defend its territory in wars soon after gaining independence, Finland’s wars in the 20th century have been considered as a time where the independence of the State of Finland became established.

Is Finland in any wars?

The combat in Finland from 1939 through 1945 is considered part of the Second World War.


Conflict Continuation War (1941–1944) Part of the Second World War
Party 1 Finland Germany
Party 2 Soviet Union
Result Defeat Moscow Armistice, Lapland War
Finnish leaders Head of State Risto Ryti

Has Finland committed war crimes?

The law limited criminal liability to the highest leadership; only politicians and the Finnish war-time ambassador in Berlin, Toivo Mikael Kivimäki, were prosecuted.

The accused.

Accused Status Punishment
Risto Ryti 5th President of Finland 10 years in prison
Jukka Rangell 25th prime minister of Finland 6 years in prison

What war was Finland in?

Russo-Finnish War, also called Winter War, (November 30, 1939–March 12, 1940), war waged by the Soviet Union against Finland at the beginning of World War II, following the conclusion of the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact (August 23, 1939).

What religion is in Finland?

As of 2019 about 69% of the population were members of the main national church, the Lutheran Church of Finland, with just over 1% belonging to the second national church, Finland’s Orthodox Church. There are also Catholic, Jewish and Islamic congregations as well as numerous smaller religious communities.

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Did Finland have concentration camps?

East Karelian concentration camps were special internment camps in the areas of the Soviet Union occupied by the Finnish military administration during the Continuation War. These camps were organized by the armed forces supreme commander Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim.

7 classic Finnish dishes you need to try!

  • Bread cheese or Finnish squeaky cheese.
  • Classic Finnish rye bread.
  • Creamy salmon soup.
  • Karelian pasties/pies.
  • Sautéed reindeer.
  • Blood dumpling soup.
  • Salty liquorice.
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