I am working on an extended essay for my high school and would like to base it on the Finnish revolution (where it was freed from Russia). I am also interested in the Karalian dispute. Where could I get information (wether it be an introduction or more), in either Finnish or English, on this? I will be visiting Finland in the summer so I could get some information from the local library but in the mean time, is there any web site/resource online I could get this type of information from?
I recommend these web sites for you:
History of Finland
This site is part of Virtual Finland, which is produced by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.
A Web History of Finland
by Pasi Kuoppamäki
Suomi 80 : Itsenäistymisen vuodet 1917-1918
This site is maintained by Department of History at University of Tampere
Suomen historian kronologia
Vuoden 1918 sota
These two sites above are part of the Project Agricola, which is
produced by Finnish universities, archives, societies, museums and libraries.
Through these sites you can find more links and also bibliographies on the subject.
When you are searching information about history of Finland dealing with years Finland became independent you should use the words ' Finland, history, independence, civil war', and while searching into Finnish you could use the words ' Suomi, itsenäisyys, historia, kansalaissota, vapaussota'. About 'Karelia dispute' you can find information on web sites using the words ' Karelia, return, returning'. I suppose that you find it more into Finnish using the words ' Karjala, palauttaminen, palautus'.