Finland in the Second World War

Between Germany and Russia

  • Olli Vehviläinen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  13. Back Matter
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About this book


This book describes the struggle for power between two totalitarian dictatorships in the north of Europe and the battle for survival of a small nation caught between them. In the Winter War of 1939-1940 Finland successfully fought off a Soviet invasion. Then, with none to turn to but Germany, it became the only democratic state on the Axis side. Ultimately, it succeeded in extricating itself from the war and, despite the shadow of Russia looming over it, averted a Communist takeover.


communism dictatorship Europe nation peace Russia Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Authors and affiliations

  • Olli Vehviläinen
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  1. 1.University of TampereFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42116-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-1974-8
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