Finland and Europe: The Period of Autonomy and the International Crises, 1808-1914

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U of Minnesota Press, 1.2.1962 - 288 sivua

Finland and Europe was first published in 1982. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

In 1808 the Grand Duchy of Finland, part of the Swedish kingdom since the thirteenth century, was invaded and in 1809 annexed by Russia -- events which took place within the context of the Napoleonic wars but whose significance was obscure to most Finns and to the outside world as well. During the nineteenth century Finnish national identity grew and Finland began to play a role in European politics. This book traces the course of Finnish involvement in European affairs from the time when it became an autonomous Grand Duchy within the Russian Empire down to the First World War. Juhani Paasivirta's analysis is centered upon eleven international crises, including the Russian annexation of Finland, the fall of Napoleon, two revolutions in Poland, the revolutions of 1848, the Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune, the Russo-Turkish and Russo-Japanese wars, and the outbreak of the First World War.

Paasivirta writes from two vantage points: he records the reactions to these events in Finland, across a broad social and economic spectrum, and the attitudes towards the 'Finnish situation' in Sweden, England, France, and Germany. Finland's relationship with Russia, and her necessarily realistic regard for the security of the Russian Empire were important matters faced by Finnish leaders; Paasivirta shows how this delicate relation collapsed, making way for a course that led to Finnish independence in 1917.

 

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The union of Finland with the Russian empire as a consequence
6
The Finnish question in the light of the Diet oj Porvoo and
15
The Russian pacification policy Finnish supporters of the
21
The position and state of Finland in the crisis period of the July
36
The Finnish press and international affairs in the 1820s
47
The Polish revolt and the Finnish question in the development
53
The familiarity of Finlands name abroad in the first half of
70
The Crimean war and the Finnish question
87
The RussoTurkish war and Finlands involvement in the shadow
147
The Balkan war the Congress of Berlin and the Finnish press
153
Change and signs of crisis in RussoFinnish relations in the early
159
Finland and the policy of russification in the early 1890s
166
The RussoJapanese war and the political crisis in the Empire
186
Russias international position and policy towards Finland after
201
The second period of oppression and the attitude to Finland
208
The end of an era
217

The aftereffects of the Crimean war and the wait for changes
106
Political interest in the Finnish question abroad
117
Interest abroad in the Finnish question in connection with
127
The FrancoPrussian war and the Paris Commune Finnish
138
Notes
223
Bibliography
253
Index
267
Tekijänoikeudet

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Tietoja kirjoittajasta (1962)

D.G. Kirby is a professor in the School of Slavonic Studies, University of London, and the author of Finland in the Twentieth Century.

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