List of wars involving Finland

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This is a list of wars involving independent Finland. This list only includes conflicts where Finnish forces took part in actual combat, thus excluding peacekeeping operations.

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result Finnish losses
Finnish Civil War
(1918)
Flag of Finland 1918 (state).svg White Guard
German Empire Germany
Red flag.svg Red Guard
Flag of Russian SFSR (1918-1937).svg Soviet-Russia
White victory
  • German hegemony until 11 November 1918.
~30,000
Winter War
(1939–1940)
Soviet Union Soviet Union  Finland Survival as independent nation
25,904
Continuation War
(1941–1944)
 Finland
Nazi Germany Germany
Soviet Union Soviet Union Defeat, survival
63,204
Lapland War
(1944–1945)
 Finland Nazi Germany Germany Victory
  • German retreat from Finnish territory.
1,036

For the wars during the Russian rule (1809–1917), see French invasion of Russia (1812), November Uprising (war in Poland in 1830), Russo-Turkish War (several), Russo-Japanese War (1904–05) and World War I (1914–17). For the list of wars during the Swedish rule (1249–1809), see List of Swedish wars.

For information on conflicts related to Finland prior to Swedish rule, see Early Finnish wars.

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