As the ice load grew thinner and vanished, the earth's crust began to rise--a process that has continued to this day, most markedly along the Gulf of Bothnia.
Finland is actually rising at 8.5 mm/year, an amazing speed, that can easily stay ahead of any rise in ocean levels.
Only independent for 22 years, it had a total population of 4 million people.
On the other hand, the Soviet army was 2.5 million soldiers strong ," the New York Times reported in 1940.
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