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Finnish Civil War
Battle deaths: 15,150 Published prior to 2013 | Altered: 2013-08-14 14:01:50
Finns have many names for this conflict: vapaussota (War of Liberty), kansalaissota or sisällissota (Civil War), luokkasota (Class War), punakapina (Red Rebellion), torpparikapina (Crofters’Rebellion), veljessota (the war between brothers). All of these names are true in one way or another.
The Civil War and the Continuation War have been the two most controversial and emotion-loaded events in the history of modern Finland, often seen as the hinges or pivots of Finland’s fate.
Thus the Civil War has had a great influence also on the foreign relations of Finland.
SOURCES: FATALITY DATA
NOTE ON NATION DATA
NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.