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First countries to recognize independence of Finland

Finland gained independence from Russia in 1917. Name the countries that recognized the independence of Finland before 1920.
Answers accepted also in Finnish.
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Last updated: January 5, 2017
First submittedDecember 7, 2014
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Date
Country
4.1.1918
Russia
4.1.1918
France
4.1.1918
Sweden
4.1.1918
Germany
5.1.1918
Greece
10.1.1918
Norway
10.1.1918
Denmark
11.1.1918
Switzerland
13.1.1918
Austria-Hungary
28.1.1918
Netherlands
21.2.1918
Spain
21.2.1918
Ottoman Empire
21.2.1918
Bulgaria
11.5.1918
Argentina
23.7.1918
Persia
Date
Country
9.10.1918
Siam
8.3.1919
Poland
6.5.1919
United Kingdom
7.5.1919
United States
23.5.1919
Japan
10.6.1919
Belgium
17.6.1919
Chile
23.6.1919
Peru
27.6.1919
Italy
18.8.1919
Uruguay
27.10.1919
Liechtenstein
19.12.1919
Portugal
26.12.1919
Brazil
31.12.1919
Colombia
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level 77
Dec 7, 2014
Never would have occurred to me to guess Russia but they were the first ones? Well if they were first and Finland was declaring independence from them... why did it take everyone else so long to recognize them? Strange.
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level 17
Dec 8, 2014
Depends whether the Bolsheviks constituted the legitimate Russian gov't at the time. This was very shortly after the October Uprising had toppled Russia's provisional gov't. The Bolsheviks had promulgated a doctrine of national self-determination & accepted the break-up of the Russian Empire. At this point, Bolsheviks still believed in the coming global revolution that'd abolish conventional national borders soon enough anyway. They had a precarious hold on power in Russia itself & little chance of forcing breakaway nations to remain within the Russian polity. WW1 added to the diplomatic difficulties & probably delayed recognition as third countries were speculating with various possible outcomes in Russia. The Finnish Civil War in early 1918 further complicated things. Then, the Finnish gov't briefly alienated some of the Allied powers by attempting to import a German-born monarch to her throne. Very complicated, all in all.
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level 17
Dec 8, 2014
Also, it should be "United KiNgdom".
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level 47
Dec 8, 2014
Fixed
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level 82
Dec 8, 2014
I found it hard to remember what countries existed 100 years ago. And what their names were. It's a long time actually.
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level 72
Dec 8, 2014
Accept Austro-Hungarian Empire?
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level 60
Dec 29, 2016
28/29. Wrote Thailand, remembered that it was called Siam back then but was sure that would be available as a type-in so didn't bother trying it...