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VOX POPULI: Instead of rattling the West, invasion only tightened its resolve

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After being invaded by the neighboring Soviet Union during World War II, Finland sided with Nazi Germany to protect its independence.

Tove Jansson (1914-2001) was a young woman during that turbulent period.

The eventual creator of Moomin books for children expressed her hatred for war to the effect: “War is going on everywhere. I have trouble finding my words these days. The agony borne by the entire nation is crushing me, tearing me into pieces, assaulting me with terror as if I am being blown up.”

Perhaps in search of her own........

© The Asahi Shimbun

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