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HISEP5 Politics in the 20th Century 4 ECTS
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Nordic Perspective on European History

Learning outcomes

The aim is to give a general picture on the Finnish domestic and foreign politics in the context of the 20th century international politics.


The unit concentrates on the international politics during the eras of two World Wars and the following Cold War. Finland’s position in the international politics will be discussed in the papers and in the additional course material.

Teaching language


Modes of study


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Course material for book examinations and/or as written assignments:


Please choose two of the following according to your interests:

Alapuro, Risto, State and Revolution in Finland (1988)

Hiden, John & Salmon, Patrick, The Baltic Nations and Europe. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the Twentieth Century (1991)

Jussila Osmo et al., From Grand Duchy to Modern State. A Political History of Finland Since 1809 (1999)

Mylly, Juhani & Berry, Michael (eds), Political Parties in Finland. Essays in History and Politics (1984);

Polvinen, Tuomo, Between East and West. Finland in International Politics 1944-1947 (1986); Paasivirta Juhani, Finland and Europe 1917—1939 (1988)

Vehviläinen, Olli, Finland in the Second World War. Between Germany and Russia (2002).

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Nordic Perspective on European History (Nordic Perspective on European History)
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