Impact in Finland

Herbert Hoover may be the reason why some people in Finland are alive today. The Finnish Relief Fund, not only encouraged others to take action, but encouraged organizations that provided Finland with different forms of relief. These funds helped a wide range of adults, refugees and children to remain alive while Finland had to sacrifice most of its resources to defend their independence against the Soviet Union.

The darker the green, the more money was sent to that region, Lapland, in the north received the most money as living conditions are harsher in the arctic circle where Lapland lies.

During the war, many Finns, especially those living in the east were dislocated and went to live in western Finland, further away from the Russians. We can see how the Civilian aid was not given to the east as much as that is where military supplies are going and the residents had been evacuated.


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