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By David Kirby

Few international locations in Europe have gone through such quick social, political and monetary alterations as Finland has over the last fifty years. David Kirby right here units out the attention-grabbing historical past of this northern state, for hundreds of years at the east-west divide of Europe, a rustic no longer blessed by way of nature, such a lot of whose population nonetheless earned a dwelling from farming fifty years in the past, yet which at the present time is among the such a lot filthy rich individuals of the eu Union. He exhibits how this small nation was once capable not just to outlive in peace and battle but in addition to maintain and boost its personal hugely special identification, neither Scandinavian nor jap ecu. He strains the evolution of the assumption of a Finnish nationwide country, from the lengthy centuries as a part of the Swedish realm, via self-government in the Russian Empire, and into the stormy and tragic start of the autonomous country within the 20th century.

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