1. No difference. We like to have just one province here - just that.Hallsten said:Will the "Karelia"-province include the Kola peninsula or has it been scrapped? Moreover I'm more in favour for naming it "Far Karelia" or "East Karelia" since Karelia is more than just the land between present day Finland and the White Sea...
2. If you would insist on your way I would insist to make in Stalin' way - this province would get name of "Karelo-Finnland" with rather broad implication - "whole Finnland belong to Russia".
If you will to insist to be flag-bearer for Finnish Nastionalistic movement - "Movement to Karelia", I would be backer of Stalin attitude - whole Finland is temporarily lost land of Russia. As soon as you will be ready to drop your claim, we would be ready to drop ours.
Yep, I know what means your trying to rename real "Karelia" of History to "Far Karelia". If you like to REVISE all old treaties about this thing - speak about it in open fashion. Speak it quite freely and in open manner - you like to control oil-terminals in Vyborg region in one way or in other.
I always thought Finns like quite sensible Nation - modern hysteria about "Movement to Karelia" start to influe my attitude in quite different side.
Well, if you like to do it in this way - you can suit yourself and we will suit ourselves - as well - in traditional for Russian history - "asymmetric manner". (If you are wondering - what I mean, please check in my former posts - I've already told you - all economic pointers are just screaming now about changing main economical (energy) flaw from West side into... ehm... different realms. Existing of "Movement to Karelia" makes any business deals in North-West region as more risky, then you will just receive "hedgehog attitude" in military aspects and quite funny economical result - (for Finnland, Baltic states and Poland in first place and for whole Europe in far perspective).
Please, understand - main business assets of Russia are state-held and will be state-held for any imaginable perspective - then this business will be diverted in regions with "lesser geopolitical risks". Mind you, - Russian state idea about "lesser political risks" means quite different thing then common European understanding of this thing.
Please, check in Bloomberg agency long-term analyses about this situation, if my words isn't enough for this prediction. They are - quite smart guys in any Business issue.
Sincerely yours, Bash
P.S. I must leave Forum onto couple of weeks by my business needs - then excuse me if I won't answer any question in close future.