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    Karelo-Finnish SSRball also called Soviet Karelia , was a republic of the Soviet Unionball It existed from 1940 until it was made part of the Russian SFSRball in 1956 as the Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. The latter became the Republic of Karelia, a federal subject of Russiaball, on 13 November 1991.


    The Karelo-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic was established by the Soviet government on 31 March 1940 by merging the Karelian ASSRball with the Finnish Democratic Republicball. The latter was created in territory ceded by Finlandball in the Winter War by the Moscow Peace Treaty, namely the Karelian Isthmus and Ladoga Karelia, including the cities of Viipuri and Sortavala.

    Virtually the entire Karelian population of the ceded areas, about 422,000 people, was evacuated to Finlandball, and the territories were settled by peoples from other parts of the Soviet Unionball.

    Creating a new Republic of the Union for an ethnic group that neither was large in absolute terms, nor constituted anything close to a majority in its territory, nor had been a separate independent nation prior to its incorporation into the USSR, was unprecedented in the history of the USSR. Some later historians believe that the elevation of Soviet Karelia from an Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republicball (within the Russian SFSRball) to an SSR was a political move as a "convenient means for facilitating the possible incorporation of additional Finnish territory" (or, possibly, the whole of Finlandball) into the USSRball.

    In 1941, Finlandball re-annexed the territory that it had lost in 1940 and occupied most of the Karelian lands that had been within the USSRball prior to 1940, including the capital Petrozavodskball (Petroskoi). In 1944, the Soviet Unionball recaptured the area. Soviet sovereignty was recognized by Finlandball in the Moscow Armistice and Paris Peace Treaty. The Finnish Karelians have evacuated to Finlandball again.

    In September 1944, the Karelian Isthmus with Vyborg (Viipuri) was transferred from the Karelo-Finnish SSR to the Leningrad Oblast of the Russian SFSRball, but Ladoga Karelia remained a part of the republic.

    On 16 July 1956, the republic was incorporated into the Russian SFSR as the Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republicball. This move can perhaps be explained in the context of the general post-war improvement of Finno-Soviet relations, which also included such steps as the Soviets' return of the Porkkala Naval Base leased territory to full Finnish sovereignty (January 1956) and leasing Maly Vysotsky Island and the Soviet section of the Saimaa Canal (conquered by the USSR in 1940 and 1944) back to Finlandball (1963).

    The abolition of the Karelian SSR in 1956 was the only case in the history of the USSRball (1922–1991) of merging a member republic of the USSRball into another republic. The state emblem of the Soviet Unionball had to be changed to reflect this, with one of the 16 ribbons symbolizing constituent republics removed. Soviet ruble money bearing the emblem was also changed accordingly.

    In the last days of the USSRball, the Karelian ASSRball became the Republic of Karelia, a subdivision of the Russian Federationball, on 13 November 1991.

    Flag colors

    Color Name RGB CMYK HEX
    Rosso corsa 206, 0, 0 C0-M100-Y100-K19 #CE0000
    Dodger blue 47, 154, 255 C81-M39-Y0-K0 #2F9AFF
    Green 0, 154, 48 C100-M0-Y68-K39 #009A30
    Gold 255, 216, 0 C0-M15-Y100-K0 #FFD800


    Perkele Republic of Angry Birds Finland: Nordic, Holiday, Olympic
    Regions Ålandball Central Finlandball Central Ostrobothniaball Kainuuball Kymenlaaksoball Laplandball North Kareliaball Northern Ostrobothniaball Northern Savoniaball Ostrobothniaball Päijät-Hämeball Pirkanmaaball Satakuntaball South Kareliaball Southern Ostrobothniaball Southern Savoniaball Southwest Finlandball Tavastia Properball Uusimaaball
    Cities Helsinkiball Mariehamnball Poriball Turkuball Tampereball Savonlinnaball Espooball Ouluball Vantaaball Jyväskyläball Lahtiball Kuopioball Kouvolaball Joensuuball Lappeenrantaball Rovaniemiball Seinäjokiball Kotkaball Mikkeliball Vaasaball Porvooball Hämeenlinnaball Kokkolaball
    Former entities Migrants from East (Prehistoric Europeans) Samiball Swedish Empireball Russian Empireball ( Grand Duchy of Finlandball) • Kingdom of Finlandball DR Finlandball Finnish Socialist Workers' Republicball Karelian ASSRball Karelo-Finnish SSRball
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