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During World War I, in 1917, Finland declares its independence. This independence is recognized by the new communist leaders of Russia. At the same time, the breach between left wing and and right wing armed groups becomes hostile. In 1918 the Finnish Civil War between Finnish communists and anti-communists starts. This map shows the initial frontlines and first offensives of the Finnish Civil War at the beginning of February

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Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (4 June 1867 – 27 January 1951) was the military leader of the Whites in the Finnish Civil War, Commander-in-Chief of Finland's Defence Forces during World War II, Marshal of Finland, and a Finnish statesman. He was Regent of Finland (1918–1919) and the sixth President of Finland (1944–1946).

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Female Red Guard member Hilja Eskelinen who fought in Finnish Civil War in the Viipuri Womens' Company of the Red Guard, alongside with 150 other women, 1918

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I so want to make this. I can and i will. But first, I have to get the pattern from Tori! Cause, she made 3 of these dresses already!

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Verna Erikson . One of the few women enrolled in the University of Technology, Verna was about 24 when this photo was taken. She was part of an underground White resistance group of women who transported arms and participated in the fighting. A month after the war’s end in May 1918, Verna was among the women awarded the Order of the Cross of Liberty.

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Finnish Red Guard Prisoners in Helsinki - 1918. My Finn Families left Finland to avoid the Russian invasion.

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Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim // Noble, militar y político finlandés, mariscal y comandante en jefe de las Fuerzas Armadas de Finlandia, y sexto presidente de la República de Finlandia (1944-1946)

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