Kuinka Se Oikein Tapahtui?

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Kuinka Se Oikein Tapahtui?

By Väinö Tanner
Tammi, 1948
504 pp. $0.00
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This second volume of reminiscences by the Finnish Social Democratic leader covers the period from the Russian Revolution in 1917 to the first presidential election in Finland in 1919. While shedding new light on this epoch in Finnish history, it is more interesting for its interpretation of this period as less a "war of independence" than a class conflict between the Whites and the Reds -- the former being the villains.