kansalais- ‎(citizens') +‎ sota ‎(war)



  1. civil war, especially the Finnish Civil War fought in the spring of 1918


Inflection of kansalaissota (Kotus type 10/koira, t-d gradation)
nominative kansalaissota kansalaissodat
genitive kansalaissodan kansalaissotien
partitive kansalaissotaa kansalaissotia
illative kansalaissotaan kansalaissotiin
singular plural
nominative kansalaissota kansalaissodat
accusative nom. kansalaissota kansalaissodat
gen. kansalaissodan
genitive kansalaissodan kansalaissotien
partitive kansalaissotaa kansalaissotia
inessive kansalaissodassa kansalaissodissa
elative kansalaissodasta kansalaissodista
illative kansalaissotaan kansalaissotiin
adessive kansalaissodalla kansalaissodilla
ablative kansalaissodalta kansalaissodilta
allative kansalaissodalle kansalaissodille
essive kansalaissotana kansalaissotina
translative kansalaissodaksi kansalaissodiksi
instructive kansalaissodin
abessive kansalaissodatta kansalaissoditta
comitative kansalaissotineen

Usage notesEdit

The Finnish Civil War continues to be a controversial issue among Finns. This is reflected by the fact that as of today there's no final agreement on the name of the conflict. Those who want to emphasize its nature as civil war prefer the term kansalaissota or more ideologically influenced names such as luokkasota ("Class War"), punakapina ‎(Red Rebellion) or torpparikapina ‎(Sharecropper Rebellion). Others who emphasize the fact that in the beginning of the war there were still 40,000 Russian troops in the country despite the declaration of independence on Dec. 7th 1917, prefer the term vapaussota ‎(War of Liberation). Also Suomen sisällissota ("Finnish Civil War"), veljessota ("War of Brothers"), vallankumous ‎(revolution) and kapina ‎(rebellion) have their supporters among those who wish to take a "neutral" position. To learn more about this war, see Finnish Civil War in Wikipedia.


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