Jul 13, 2022
In Welcome to the Arts Forum
Those who have changed their position Country Email List are the Social Democrats and the Center Party and even more radically, the Greens. In the True Finns, the extreme right, there have been internal changes and a pro-membership position seems to Country Email List prevail. Finland was part of the Russian empire and then had a complex relationship with the Soviet Union, it also has a very long land border with Russia. Some compare the invasion of Ukraine to the 1939 Winter Country Email List War. Many believe that Ukraine is now experiencing something similar to what happened to Finland. There is a concrete analogy here: Finland had Country Email List been part of the Russian empire until 1917, that is 20 years before Stalin's attack, and Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union until 30 years ago. In both cases they appear as leftovers, first from the Country Email List empire and now from the USSR. And in both cases, it is the big neighbor against the small one who resists beyond his forces. Stalin is supposed to have thought that sections of the working class Country Email List would welcome the Red Army, in memory of the Finnish civil war between Reds and Whites, but there was bitter national resistance which was not a victory for Finland but prevented a full invasion. Today Ukrainian flags are in almost all public Country Email List spaces in Finland. The idea, furthermore, is that if there is a moral condemnation and economic sanctions, this does not mean that Russia will stop the aggression against Ukraine, but it does mean Country Email List that it will think twice before attacking another country. And in the social imaginary, every Russian tank destroyed in the Ukraine is one less tank to invade Finland. This perception is very common. On Country Email List the other hand, there is a kind of mental militarization of Finnish society.