Northern Eurasia 1940: Winter War

After expanding into Poland and the Baltic states, the Soviet Union launched an invasion of Finland in late 1939. Despite their huge advantage in numbers and equipment, the war started disastrously for the Soviets. However they persevered and eventually forced the Finns to come to terms.

Main Events

15 Nov 1939 Ukrainian SSR annexes Polish territories

Ukrainian SSR annexes Polish territories in wikipedia

30 Nov 1939 Soviet Union begins invasion of Finland

Soviet Union begins invasion of Finlandin wikipedia

14 Dec 1939 Soviet Union expelled from League of Nations

Soviet Union expelled from League of Nationsin wikipedia

1-15 Feb 1940 Second Battle of Summa

Soviet breakthrough on Leningrad-Viipuri roadin wikipedia