I not asking you to, in part because I have doubts they exist or are taken out of context if they do. I merely point out it would be the best possible support for the premise that they did intend to erase Finland from the map. As to having faith in Der Speigel, that is your privilege, but you can not expect everyone to share your opinion since it is a single, third hand source. It is interesting that you allude to questionable reliability in the current Der Speigel as it had questions raised when it was in its formative years. Complaints were that it used questionable language/syntax to hide or slant facts in its stories and that for a period it relied upon former Nazi's (including former SS members) writing/contributing to stories. This is the third theory you have advanced for the Peace of Moscow. First they were fought to a standstill, then they were afraid Britain would turn the tide and now they were worried about their image on the world stage. The simplest answer still remains, they got what they asked for, they fulfilled stated goals and ended the conflict. Q.E.D.