Xjy, your comment had quite lot of reddish slant and contained some inaccuracies and misallegiations. Let me try to correct some of them.
The war of 1918 was a regrettable affair and I do not defend the White actions during or after the war, especially the handling of POWs. It should be remembered that both sides committed atrocities to civilian population. The inter-war period wasn't all that democratic either.
However, you failed to mention that Finland was neutral up until Soviet Union initiated the Winter War. Finland was even allied with the UK during the war, and a British plan to help the Finnish war effort was underway when the war ceased (for a while).
The swastika used by the Finns up until 1944 in military insignia was not adopted from Germany. In fact, the Finnish use *predates* the use by NSDAP by two years -- check Wikipedia on this topic if you don't believe me, or check the sources cited by Wikipedia in case you don't believe the WP article either.
Finland came more and more dependent on Germany during the interim peace - e.g. grain was sold by Germany to Finland to keep the population from starving. Nowhere else to get it, Europe being in the sorry state of war. Finland did start a war of aggression against the Soviet Union to regain territories lost in Winter War. The front was pushed further than at the old frontier to obtain a more defendable line. However, despite requests from German military high command, Finnish military forces did not participate in the siege of Leningrad.
I don't know where you pulled out the story of Finns not chasing Germans out -- how would you explain the fact that Finns made a beachhead behind enemy lines at Kemi to hurry them along?
So yes, Finland had some Nazi ties out of necessity - it was either that or be overrun by the Soviet Union. Judging by the fate of e.g. the Baltic republics, that was far better choice for every Finn.
For some reason you misquote Väinö Linna's first name as Paavo... both of the novels you mentioned are excellent reads, and the Unknown Soldier and the first part of Under the Pole Star were mandatory reading in school. Both excellent literary works and educating history-wise.
And to stay even nominally on topic, this censorship business is just plain wrong. My ISP (nor my university) do not use the filters, but the whole thing just plain sucks. However, the issue is now starting to penetrate the consciousness of the general public, and I have a glimmer of hope that something good might (just might) happen. Call me an optimist if you will...
Oh, did I rant? Sorry. Mine's the black wool coat, 13th counting from right... thanks.