The Road to Independence - Finland in WW1 I THE GREAT Should Finland and Sweden join 1 day ago   11:19

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The Grand Duchy of Finland was a largely autonomous part of the Russian Empire when the First World War broke out, but that would soon change. Rising nationalism in the country and chaos in Russia, among other things, helped Finland on its way to becoming an independent country.

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Comments 922 Comments

ibrahim abualhawa
Happy Finland!!!
syyhkyrotta
TORILLE!
Myasa Man
Wtf I could have sworn I was subbed already
João Lança
Great video and congratulations to "The great War"!
Turanic Unity
1: the white revolution against Bolsheviks


2: the kinship wars/ Finnic independence wars



3: attempt to establish monarchy



4: Estonian independence




5: refugees from old imperialist Russia strengthened
Mega oof
Yay 100 years
Th eo
Torille tavataan!
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Kiitos tästä! Thank you for this!
Kyle west
y
Richard Moloney
Thanks, great presentation
Timo Kielevainen
FINLAND is mostly RACIST SCUM THAT HATE PEOPLE FROM AFRICA give FINLAND BACK TO THE SAMI
Joshua J WARS
World War 1 is actually the main crux for Wonder Woman 2017 1918 is where she finally appeared to us and shocked the Central Powers so much they fled.
Tommi Ridanpää
Why does Google translate the title and description to Finnish?
OVIDIU X5
Long Live Finland from Romania !!!
Peace-Of-Mind
In retrospect so called Russification program was based on changed geopolitical situation in Europe. When German-Russian relationship in late 1880's became cooler, Russian Empire started immediately secure military situation all over in Baltic States and Finland. Russification was not punishment what Finns had done or gotten but because Germany's changed foreign policy. Is short: after Bismark was gone, Russia prepared for confrontation between Germany and Russia. Finland of course was just one chess piece on big table.
frankandersson76
The map of Great Duchy of Finland was not right. The frontier went some 35 km west from Sankt Petersburg and Petsamo in north was part of Finland. It must be mentioned also that Russians who wanted to travel to Finland had to have passport. With own currency, postal system, passport and with just 6,000 Russian speakers in Finland (remarkable low, share just 0.2%) made Finland much more autonomous than e.g Baltic States. There is also geographic factor. You can ride from Sankt Petersburg to Berlin via Riga but not via Helsinki.
Cato Negro
My both Grand Grandfathers both fought in the Finnish Civil War.
White and Red :D In the fight of Tampere my "commie" G-Grandfather got caught but did not get executed. Fun fact, my "white" G-Grandfather fought in Tampere too :D
kehtux
Is there a special coming about the civil war?
Jacek Katzer
0:41 - the map is WRONG !!!
badjoke78
Actually there is a study in Finland about the "Jaeger movement" stating that great deal of swedish speaking members on the movement, originating from wealthier coastal areas, supported the idea of kingdom instead of parliamentarian democracy. There were negotiations about the issue with at least swedish and german aristocrats who were in some sort of order of succession in their own countries, to become the king of Finland. Republicans in the movement won this political arm wrestling. Before this study though, "Jaeger movement" had been widely romantisiced about being "all about democracy" for after-civi-war-political-purposes but it really was a divided movement, as nation itself was at that time.
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Should Finland and Sweden join The Road to Independence - Finland in WW1 I THE GREAT 1 day ago   12:37

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As the crisis in Ukraine continues, countries in Russia's immediate proximity are being confronted with difficult choices. That is to join NATO or not. This debate is especially notable in Sweden and Finland. Where public support for the alliance has risen. A survey in Finland showed that support for NATO membership increased from 20 percent in 2013 to 22 percent in 2014. A similar survey was held in Sweden, which showed an increase from 30 percent to 36 percent in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Now it's important to note that these numbers vary slightly from poll to poll, but one thing is certain, the overwhelming majority in both countries opposes joining NATO. And it is for this reason that both countries have held no referendum's regarding this subjects, simply because the local political parties fully know, they would lose such a referendum.

Those who do support joining NATO argue that the alliance would protect Finland or Sweden from Russia. But skeptics argue that the very act of joining NATO could provoke Russia against the Nordic countries. So despite lacking the general support, this does bring forth and interesting question, just how feasible is the proposal to join NATO for Finland and Sweden?

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