Finnish Civil War

By | 28.1.2015
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Visualization shows the number of deaths during times of the Finnish Civil War. Map shows the number of deaths by a location. Bar chart shows the number of deaths per day. Color tells the side. In the war there were also other nationalities fighting than just finns.

”The Finnish Civil War was a part of the national and social turmoil caused by World War I (1914–1918) in Europe. The war was fought in Finland from January 27 to May 15, 1918, between the forces of the Social Democrats led by the People’s Deputation of Finland, commonly called the ”Reds” (punaiset), and the forces of the non-socialist, conservative-led Senate, commonly called the ”Whites” (valkoiset). The Reds were supported by Bolshevist Russia, while the Whites received military assistance from the German Empire” (text from http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Finnish_Civil_War). See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_Civil_War.

Data is based on the archive of the victims of the finnish wars 1914-1922 (http://vesta.narc.fi/cgi-bin/db2www/sotasurmaetusivu/main), of The National Archives Service of Finland (http://www.arkisto.fi/en/frontpage).

This web site is done by a history enthusiast.