Finland Gains Independence
 

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Finland Gains Independence
Finland declared its independence on December 6th, 1917. First, however, a civil war ensued between Finnish Bolsheviks and their opponents. The opponents won after a difficult fight. In 1919, war broke out between Finland and the Soviet Union. The conflict was resolved by the Treaty of Dorpat singed on October 14, 1920. This treaty reaffirmed Finland's independence.