List of wars involving Finland

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This is a list of wars involving the Republic of Finland. The combat in Finland from 1939 through 1945 is considered part of the Second World War.


Conflict Party 1 Party 2 Result Finnish leaders Finnish losses
(dead or missing)
Head of State Chief of Defence
Finnish Civil War
White Guard
Red Guard
 Russian SFSR
Government Victory
  • Uprising suppressed
(Reds and Whites)
White Guard
East Karelia
North Ingria
 Russian SFSR
United Kingdom Murmansk Legion
Treaty of Tartu
Winter War
Part of the Second World War
 Finland  Soviet Union Moscow Peace Treaty
Continuation War
Part of the Second World War
 Soviet Union Defeat [3]
Lapland War
Part of the Second World War
 Finland  Germany Victory
  • German retreat from Finnish territory
War in Afghanistan
Afghanistan Taliban Defeat
  • Taliban retakes Afghanistan
War in Iraq
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Victory
  • Iraqi and allied victory against ISIL

See also[edit]



  1. ^ National Archive
  2. ^ Finnish detailed death casualties: Dead, buried 16,766; Wounded, died of wounds 3,089; Dead, not buried, later declared as dead 3,503; Missing, declared as dead 1,712; Died as a prisoner of war 20; Other reasons (diseases, accidents, suicides) 677; Unknown 137.
  3. ^ Mouritzen, Hans (1997). External Danger and Democracy: Old Nordic Lessons and New European Challenges. Dartmouth. p. 35. ISBN 1-85521-885-2.
  4. ^ Finnish detailed death casualties: Dead, buried 33,565; Wounded, died of wounds 12,820; Dead, not buried later declared as dead 4,251; Missing, declared as dead 3,552; Died as prisoners of war 473; Other reasons (diseases, accidents, suicides) 7,932; Unknown 611
  5. ^ Ahto 1980, p. 296.
  6. ^ "OEF: Afghanistan: Fatalities By Year". 9 September 2005. Retrieved 14 September 2013.


  • Ahto, Sampo (1980). Aseveljet vastakkain – Lapin sota 1944–1945 [Brothers in Arms Opposing Each Other – Lapland War 1944–1945] (in Finnish). Helsinki: Kirjayhtymä. ISBN 978-951-26-1726-5.