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Silva Fennica 1926-1997
Acta Forestalia Fennica

Articles containing the keyword 'forest warfare'

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article id 5324, category Article
Jussi Raumolin. (1987). Metsän suojassa. Silva Fennica vol. 21 no. 4 article id 5324.
English title: Under the shelter of forests: some thoughts about political anthropology and the geopolitics of forests.
Original keywords: metsät; poliittinen antropologia; geopolitiikka; sotahistoria; sissisodankäynti
English keywords: state formation; geopolitics; guerilla warfare; forest warfare; political anthropology
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Only a few studies exist concerning the political anthropology and geopolitics of forests. The role of forests in European geopolitics and their role in restraining concentration of power and promoting guerrilla warfare is examined. The shelter of forest cover has been a fundamental factor for the formation of the Finnish people and it has also played an important role in the defence of independent Finland. Clearcuttings, forest roads and modern reconnaissance technology have recently diminished the protective shelter of forests.

The paper is based on a lecture given in the seminar ‘The forest as a Finnish cultural entity’, held in Helsinki in 1986. The PDF includes a summary in English.

  • Raumolin, E-mail: jr@mm.unknown (email)

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