FINLAND: Uncomplicated War Aims

To Finland the present war with Russia is a private war, only incidentally connected with Hitler's conquests. Speaking over the radio last week, Finland's Speaker of Parliament Väinö P. Hakkila stated Finland's uncomplicated war aims, showed clearly why Finland went to war.

Aim No. 1, according to Hakkila, is an eastern boundary that would be easier to defend. By occupying Karelia (ceded to Russia in 1920) to the east, Finland's land boundary with Russia from the White Sea to the Gulf of Finland would be conveniently short, broken up by the big lakes Onega and Ladoga. The Karelians, who are...

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