Winter War Finnish soldier, production model

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We mentioned many times that Model Creator will aim to bring less known armies and conflicts to all of you. A perfect example is the Finnish soldier form the Winter War against Soviet Union in 1939. The 3D model you see in this article is a completely new development compared to the test design we did last year. In the next article we will talk a bit about the evolution we have gone through and how do these two models compare.
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The Winter War was a war between the Soviet Union and Finland. It began with a Soviet invasion of Finland on 30 November 1939 and ended three and a half months later with the Moscow Peace Treaty on 13 March 1940. Despite overwhelming superiority in men and material the Soviet Union suffered severe losses and initially made very little progress.
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The reason for the war were Soviet land demands from Finland claiming security reasons—primarily the protection of Leningrad which was and still is very close to the Finnish border. When Finland refused, the Soviets invaded. Finland repelled Soviet attacks for more than two months and inflicted substantial losses on the invaders while temperatures ranged as low as −43 °C (−45 °F). After the Soviet military reorganized and adopted different tactics, they renewed their offensive in February and overcame Finnish defenses.
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After 15 months of Interim Peace, in June 1941, Germany commenced Operation Barbarossa, and the Continuation War between Finland and the Soviets began, ending with a peace treaty between Finland and Soviet Union in September of 1944.

Ever since the end of WW2 Finland maintained its neutrality until current times when it is opting to join NATO.

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