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AussieZaitsev

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#1 12 years ago

Just about to embark on a 2000 word research assignment on the Independance of Finland and before i get to stuck into it im just wondering if any of you have a good angle/ good sources or anything off hand that would make life a little easier for me ;).

Many thanks in advance

/there is no focus question as yet..will update with them later




Frenkan

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#2 12 years ago

Just write that Finland is a satellite state to Sweden, just as Norway and Denmark are. Kidding. Finland declared it´s independence on [COLOR=black]December 6[/COLOR][COLOR=black], [/COLOR][COLOR=black]1917[/COLOR].




[11PzG]matyast

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#3 12 years ago

Hmmm...perhaps something about the Civil war....and the fact that Lenin supported Finnish independence




Polska

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#4 12 years ago

Maybe you're best chance is to just forget about Finland and write something about Polska, you can easily fill 2000 words about me :naughty: Other then that, I guess Finland's independence is a nice research assignment as well :lookaround:




Mp5-Killa

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#5 12 years ago
polskaMaybe you're best chance is to just forget about Finland and write something about Polska, you can easily fill 2000 words about me :naughty: Other then that, I guess Finland's independence is a nice research assignment as well :lookaround:

This is why we need to keep that 'Do not feed' label on you.




ltn.george.

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#6 12 years ago

do something about the finnisch russian war i should say, i don't know a f**k about finnland, only that they bought the dutch fokker d-21 and that it lays in scandinavia




Rikupsoni

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#7 12 years ago

Well few things:

The Finnish requested the Independency from Russia and the Russian senat send the acception to Finland's parliament. Foreign countries didn't declare Finland's independency because Russia itself hadn't. December 6th, 1917 Lenin and his bolshevist goverment send a letter that it accepts it. You can see the letter here:

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Lenin may have thought that Finland would be part of USSR anyway because the workers were supposed to uprise like they did in 1918 in the civil war. Lenin also may have liked Finland because they hided with Stalin in Tampere for example before.

After those kind of things in 1918:

The Civil war of cource, there should be pretty good Wikipedia etc. articles about it.

You may write about that Finland had a German king for a month because it was thought that to keep Civil wars etc. in shaft, we would need a strong leader. The King was Friedrich Karl Ludwig Konstantin von Hessen-Kassel aka Väinö I in Finnish but UK and USA didn't declare Finland's independence because WWI was going on and he was German prince, so Svinhufvud was selected as the first President of Finland.

There were many designs for the flag what was supposed to be the Finland's flag. The most popular was the Finnish "lion" on a red background, but the red was thought to be too commie so the blue cross flag was accepted which was designed by Eero Snellman and Bruno Tuukkanen. Though the blue bar flag had been used before in the 1800s as ships flags + other nordic countries have a cross flag.




AussieZaitsev

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#8 12 years ago

sweet, thanks guys. Yea im going to focus mainly on the Russia connection/ with a question along the lines of "what influence did the russian revolution have in accelerating the independance movements in Finland" as i have read info about strikes and uprisings in the 1900's due to some Russian "naturalisation" policies. *enforcing russian as national language and such*

thanks for the primary source btw Rikupsoni...just need a translation now :D