High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles The Finnish Civil War
(Finnish: Suomen sisallissota, Kansalaissota; Swedish: Finska
inbordeskriget) was a part of the national, political and social
turmoil caused by World War I (1914-1918) in Europe. The Civil War
concerned control and leadership of The Grand Duchy of Finland as
it achieved independence from Russia after the October Revolution
in Petrograd. The war was fought from 27 January to 15 May 1918
between the forces of the Social Democrats led by the People's
Deputation of Finland, commonly called the "Reds" (Finnish:
punaiset), and the forces of the non-socialist, conservative-led
Senate, commonly called the "Whites" (Finnish: valkoiset). The
Reds--usually Finnish-speaking workers--were supported by the
Russian Soviet Republic; they were based in the industrial cities
in the south. The Whites--dominated by farmers and middle- and
upper-class Swedish speakers--received military assistance from the
German Empire. The Whites won the war, in which about 37,000 people
died out of a population of 3 million.
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