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Community #1 Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:09 PM

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Find out the true story behind some of the game’s most popular maps.

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mikym1 #2 Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:10 PM

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Karelia - "game’s most popular maps" Really? Really??? LOL

Granwood #3 Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:27 PM

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View PostCommunity, on 12 February 2014 - 03:09 PM, said:

Find out the true story behind some of the game’s most popular maps.
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True? Has this been copied from russian school book?



yoco93cro #4 Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:32 PM

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I like Karelia, knew before that it was based on real world territory, but it was nice to repeat lesson once again

Makkenius #5 Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:33 PM

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My grandpa fought there and luckily he survived.

Cobra6 #6 Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:34 PM

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View PostGranwood, on 12 February 2014 - 01:27 PM, said:


True? Has this been copied from russian school book?

 

Probably yes :)

 

It's certainly not one of the most popular maps, in fact it might even be one of the most hated maps. The team that controls the ridge wins the match in most cases.

 

 

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The result was the suspension of all non-aggression pacts between the USSR and Finland two days later. To date, it is suspected that this incident was staged by the Soviets, although full proof has never emerged.

 

So sort of like what the Germans pulled off against the Netherlands

 

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However, more conflict was to come. When Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, the opportunist Finns took their chance to strike back as well. This would be known as the Continuation War. In just three months, the Finns had pushed all the way back through Karelia, halting at the original border. They held this point for the next two and a half years.

 

So wait....The USSR steals territory of a country, that country then tries to get it back and gets called "opportunistic" ? I'm sorry but I'm rooting for the Fins here in this conflict, they were right.

USSR attacked because they thought the border was too close, then they stole land from Finland, lost it but stole it back again.

 

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Edited by Cobra6, 12 February 2014 - 02:47 PM.


RepoFox #7 Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:34 PM

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View Postyoco93cro, on 12 February 2014 - 03:32 PM, said:

I like Karelia, knew before that it was based on real world territory, but it was nice to repeat lesson once again


Same here.

I knew it is a "real" place, because currently I live in South Karelia. :D

 

 

View PostMakkenius, on 12 February 2014 - 03:33 PM, said:

My grandpa fought there and luckily he survived.


My grandfather too.

I loved his war stories when I was little kid.

About how he kicked stupid communist bums =)


Edited by RepoFox, 12 February 2014 - 07:40 PM.


carnivorous #8 Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:34 PM

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View PostGranwood, on 12 February 2014 - 01:27 PM, said:


True? Has this been copied from russian school book?


Indeed. That's some Soviet era propaganda.



_GLaDOS #9 Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:34 PM

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the opportunist Finns took their chance to strike back as well

 Opportunist? srly?

dat poor poor Red Army... :sad:



Patient_Penguin #10 Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:36 PM

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Soviet Russia stronkest! Twin toilet seat!

Utrecht_Warrior #11 Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:53 PM

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Why is there no winter version of Karelia, comparable to what has been done with Himmelsdorf in the new update?

Wekkuli #12 Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:57 PM

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Yeah. I'll just leave this here.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelling_of_Mainila



Cobra6 #13 Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:57 PM

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View PostKaatosade, on 12 February 2014 - 01:36 PM, said:

Soviet Russia stronkest! Twin toilet seat!

 

Stab at all those Sochi screwups? :D

 

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keizka #14 Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:58 PM

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Yeah, NKVD never did anything dubious before, during or after the war. Like stage incidents. Hermm...

Also, opportunistic? Nothing to do with the bombing of Helsinki, surely...

Epeo #15 Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:00 PM

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View PostWekkuli, on 12 February 2014 - 02:57 PM, said:

Yeah. I'll just leave this here.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelling_of_Mainila


Yup, this was the most blatant error in that text.



Wallas #16 Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:05 PM

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View PostUtrecht_Warrior, on 12 February 2014 - 03:53 PM, said:

Why is there no winter version of Karelia, comparable to what has been done with Himmelsdorf in the new update?

 

Arctic region was first named Mannerheim line but the name was changed before it was patched to live.



Sjtv82 #17 Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:16 PM

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I just leave also this there 

 



sword_of_Damocles #18 Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:24 PM

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Those kind of articles,need more real life pictures!

Eeron #19 Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:24 PM

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I can see as Finn that this text is written with some soviet glasses on eays. Soviets diden't win the war, Finland did. We kept our independence. Ohh and one more true story: Stalin had sayed when war with Finland started, that they will keep a triumph after 2 weeks in Helsinki. Well that diden't happen. And as you can see from earlyer post, showing number of casualties its Soviets who lost the war!

Edited by Eeron, 12 February 2014 - 03:25 PM.


grizly77 #20 Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:27 PM

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True story??? Guess the truth is what the russians say it is, for some. In a nutshell, what a nice little piece of BS that "truth" was. I tought we were living in a modern time where you wouldnt have to read propagandalike stuff like that. Unfreakinbeliveable... Good job making a fool of yourselves WG and other Isä Aurinkoinen-fanboys.




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