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Be careful what you say 14 7, 10:44pm

@real-cool-cat
Odd that I remember there being history books and non-putinists, non-leftists and non-anarchists which have said Finland was an ally of Germany, because according to you those are nonexistent. I also find it odd that that I remember Russians saying we were allied with the Germans. On the part of our government saying we were not allies of Germany, well, the Turkish government is still saying there was no genocide of the Armenians during the First World war. Governments are not above trying to sweep the embarrassing, awkward parts of their history under the rug or embellishing to make them look less awkward and embarrassing. And that is before we get to the politics, where one might publicly agree with others in some matters of historical interpretation just to keep good relations with them, especially if it isn't that important in the grand scheme of things.

As for lots of sources claiming otherwise? Yes, there are a lot of them. There are also a lot of sources claiming Finland was allied with Germany. Sources can contradict one another, they may be wrong about stuff, they may misrepresent facts, they may be misinterpreted by people and they might have been right according to the understanding of history at time they were written, but have since been disputed by more recent research. Just because they are 'sources' does not mean they are correct in everything.

Look, like a lot of things in history this is a matter of interpretation. My interpretation is that since Finland very much acted like an ally, was considered to be an ally by the Germans and was treated like an ally of Germany by the Allied powers, it was, in fact, a de facto ally of Germany during the war.

And no, I don't think you're a Nazi.