About 95000 Finnish soldiers lost their lives 1939-45, not 80000.
If you go back and read again, you will see that I was only referring to the Continuation War, not the Winter War. It is one of the manipulative things about this video, that it sees the two wars as one and the same.
It may seem that way to Finnish people, but to the rest of the World that is one big difference. In the Winter War Finland fought for her freedom and independence alone. In the Continuation War, Finland was fighting alongside Nazi Germany with a lot of cooperation between to two armies.
There are many redeeming factors for this, but still the fact remains that the cooperation took place, and that is what most outsiders will immediately latch on to. That is a severe problem for Finland's international image, and this video tries to make up for it but in a very bad way, as explained in my previous post.
To point out the situation, I will repeat this example which I urge readers to consider very seriously:
When you were fighting the Winter War, Norway was on the brink of a German invasion. How would you have felt if the Norwegians, purely in order to protect themselves, in your darkest hour of need and despair, had decided to become co-belligerent with the Soviet Union, let Soviet troops into Norwegian territory, sent off half a million Norwegian troops to support some Soviet invasion and oppression of other nations, perhaps in the Baltics?
Of course, it's a way-out example and the point here is not to turn it into a "what if" scenario by any means. The point is just to ask you: how would you feel about that, my Finnish friends? And once you've clarified that, the next question would be: how could the Norwegians EVER manage to explain to you that they had done the only thing that was possible to them at the time.
I have also earlier asked the question of how many Finns immediately tried to come to the rescue of Norway when that country was occupied by Germany in the spring of 1940 and our Norwegian brothers were fighting bravely and desperately for THEIR lives and independence against a cruel and dictatorial super power. And later on, how many Finnish weapons were smuggled into Norway and Denmark to help the resistance movements fighting desperate against the cruel dictatorships that were trying to crush the freedom and independence of the Nordic countries?
These are factors that Danes and Norwegians will immediately concentrate on when they try to judge how sympathetic they ought to be towards the Finns in the Continuation War.