The idea for IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION was born when I came across an article about the Finnish Civil War. I thought that I knew about European History but this conflict was news to me.
Ashamed and intrigued alike, I read up on the subject on Wikipedia and then I ordered a book about the subject.
Finnish Independence from Russia was almost accidental when Russia was too preoccupied with its own Revolution. The Finnish Parliament and Army were answerable only to the Tsar. With his death came a situation of legal un-clarity. Russian soldiers and citizens, who didn’t want to return to a now Soviet Russia, remained in Finland, robbing, stealing and contributing to the lawless chaos.
In response, bands of men formed as civil defence corps. In cities and industrial centres those tended to be associated with trade unions and left leaning groups, leading to a…
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