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Forest Guerillas (Finland)
Metsäsissit (Forest Guerillas) was a finnic resistance movement formed by some of the finnic inhabitants of the parishes of Repola and Porajärvi in addition to several White Guard volunteers after their territory was given back to Bolshevist Russia in the Treaty of Tartu of 1920. The metsäsissi forces managed to capture large parts of East Karelia during their rebellion against their Russian lords in 1921, aiming to unite these areas with the newly formed Republic of Finland. Ultimately, however, in 1922 the last rebell forces were driven back into Finland by the Bolsheviks.
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