Important dates


4 November

Prince Friedrich Karl of Hesse says he will continue to postpone his decision whether he will become King of Finland.

10 November

A large meeting organised by republicans takes place in Helsinki, demanding new elections.

11 November

The First World War ends with Germany’s defeat. Finland, which has strong ties with Germany, needs to re-evaluate its foreign policy.

17 November

The Senate asks Gustaf Mannerheim to become Finland’s new State Regent. Mannerheim, who has been residing in London, responds to the proposal in the affirmative.