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October 5th: Finns invited to talks in Moscow
October 12th: Talks began in Moscow between Stalin and Paasikivi. Stalin presented his territorial demands to the Finns.
October 25th: Russia rejected Finland's counter-proposals.
November 9th: Finns finally reject Russia's demands
November 13th: Russia decided on war with Finland. Steps were taken in Russia to set up a puppet Finnish government.
November 29th: Russia broke off diplomatic relations with Finland.
November 30th: Russia invaded Finland.
November 30th to December 27th: Finland held up the Russian attack.
December 14th: Russia expelled from the League of Nations.
December 27th to January 30th: period of Finnish military success.
December 27th to January 5th: Finnish victory at Summosalmi
February 1st: Major Russian offensive began
February 5th: the Allies agreed on a plan to aid the Finns.
February 12th: Finnish Cabinet expressed a desire for peace as Finnish forces on the Karelian isthmus started to crumble.
February 27th: Finnish troops withdrew from the Karelian isthmus
March 5th: Finns decide to accept Russian peace terms as a basis for negotiations.
March 13th: Treaty of Moscow ends the war.
Causes of the war
The Winter War 1939 The war between Russia and Finland, generally referred to as the Winter War, lasted from November 30th 1939 to March 13th,…