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La Gran Guerra Europea y la independencia de Finlandia
Great War and Finland's Independence

Author(s): Petri Minkkinen
Subject(s): Political history, 18th Century, 19th Century, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Új-és Jelenkori Egyetemes Történeti Tanszék
Keywords: Great War; Russian revolutions; Finland; Brest-Litovsk;
Summary/Abstract: This article analyzes how the Great European War or the First Eurocentric Civil War and the Russian revolutions affected the process of Finland’s Independence of 1917. In the beginning the historical context of the Independence, its roots derived from the position of Finland as an autonomous Grand Duchy of the Russian Empire, the internal Finnish Independence related events as well as its interconnections with the Russian revolutions and the Great War of 1914-1918 are discussed. This article gives special emphasis to the analysis of how the three phases of the Brest-Litovsk peace process affected the Finnish independence process, from the Finnish point of view through the main official actors.

  • Page Range: 369-386
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Spanish