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During the Talvisota Germany was hampering Finland. See, The Winter War started because Germany promised Russia the Baltic states and Finland. During that time, Finland held most of it's land against overwhelming opposition in the form of 300,000+/- and latter 600,000+/- Russian soldiers that attempted to invade. Finland lost some land, but was never concurred by the mighty Russian bear. Russia got it's ass handed to it by Finland.
If Finland was a larger nation (read, more populous), then Russia would have been beaten back, and perhaps even LOST ground to Finland.