The Interim Peace (Finnish: Välirauhan aika, Swedish: Mellanfreden) was a short period in the history of Finland during the Second World War. The term is used for the time between the Winter War and the Continuation War, lasting a little over a year, from 13 March 1940 to 24 June 1941. The Moscow Peace Treaty was signed by Finland and the Soviet Union on 12 March 1940 and it ended 105-day of Winter War.
The period after the treaty was only interim during unstable Europe of the Second World War. Both the Soviet Union and Finland were preparing for a new war while the Soviets pressured the Finns politically. In early 1940 Finland sued for an alliance with Sweden but both the Soviet Union and Germany opposed it. In April, Germany occupied Denmark and Norway. In June the Soviet Union occupied the Baltic states. Next year Finland negotiated for their part of the German invasion to the Soviet Union.
Other articles related to "interim peace, peace":
... During the period which later became known as the Interim Peace, Tarmo was disarmed and her armour was removed ... Already on 13 March 1940 she was sent to Hanko to open a channel to the icebound harbour, but was unable to break through the pack ice fields and had to return to Helsinki ...
... The period of peace following the Winter War was widely regarded as temporary even when peace was announced in March 1940 ...
... These minefields ultimately proved sufficient to confine the Soviets' Baltic Fleet to the easternmost part of the Gulf of Finland until the end of the Continuation War ... Three Finnish submarines participated in the mining operation by laying 9 small fields between Suursaari Island and the Estonian coast ...
Famous quotes containing the words peace and/or interim:
“Georgia, Georgia, no peace I find, just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind.”
—Stuart Gorrell (d. 1963)
“If I be left behind,
A moth of peace, and he go to the war,
The rites for which I love him are bereft me,
And I a heavy interim shall support
By his dear absence. Let me go with him.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)