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    Finland is the northernmost country in the European Union which borders the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and the Gulf of Finland, as well as Sweden, Norway, and Russia. In some facts, they are the happiest country in the world.

    Description[edit | edit source]

    Appearance[edit | edit source]

    General[edit | edit source]

    Finland is usually depicted as male, but they're depicted female a significant amount. Either gender they're usually seen wearing winter clothing such as jackets, jeans, sweaters, winter boots, gloves, and scarves in colors of either hues of red, white, blue, black, and gray and adorns a warm hat called "karvahattu". On average, the Finnish are tallest of the Nordic countries and usually has bandages or scars from the Winter War.

    Personality[edit | edit source]

    Finland is known for their cheerful, aggressive and easygoing personality. They always carry coffee (usually spiked), or whiskey with them everywhere they go. They are usually very cheerful, kind and never shy to throw a good quip a friend's way, but they also have a very short temper, and often says the F-word in Finnish. They like to socialize with friends and will hunt down anyone who hurts them. When mad they tends to snap at friends and curses up a storm, but they will always apologize when they are in a better mood. When they are around elderly people, they always help them in any way they can. They're usually related to 'Santa Claus' or 'Christmas', and when given the chance, they will throw a cool fact about it in any conversation.

    Interests[edit | edit source]

    • Ice Skating
    • Skiing
    • Helping others
    • Sauna
    • Coffee
    • Milk
    • Drinking
    • Hockey

    Flag meaning[edit | edit source]

    Like most Nordic flags, the cross symbolizes Christianity, white stands for winter, while the sea blue stands for the many lakes and blue skies.

    Color, value HEX RGB Blue symbolizes the lakes, and the cross symbolizes Christianity. #003580 0, 47, 108 White symbolizes winter, snow. #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255

    Other Symbols[edit | edit source]

    Finland's Anthem is "Maamme" in Finnish, while in Swedish it is "Vårt land." The meaning in both languages is "Our Land"

    • Finland's National Animal: Brown Bear
    • Finland's National Bird: Whooper Swan
    • Finland's National Flower: lily-of-the-valley
    • Finland's National Tree: Silver birch
    • Finland's National Fish: Perch
    • Finland's National rock: Granite
    • Finland's National insect: Seven-spot ladybird

    Finland actually does not have an official motto. Though, sometimes they do use three words beginning with S: "Sisu, Sauna, and Sibelius". Sisu is a hard word to translate to English but is found to be translated in English courage or perseverance, the word Sauna is the Finnish Bath, and Sibelius is the famous Finnish composer. But, saying this is very informal.

    Nicknames[edit | edit source]

    • Finn
    • Finny
    • Land of the Thousand Lakes
    • Suomi (Name in Finnish; Estonian Soome)
    • The Land of a Thousand Heroes
    • The Last Born Daughter of the Sea
    • The Marsh Land
    • The Strawberry Land

    Origin of Language[edit | edit source]

    Finland's language has several different theories due to scientists not able to figure out where it has come from yet, but one of the theories is that it came from other Uralic languages. It was a widely held view that they were originated from Proto-Uralic language that was somewhere in the boreal forest belt around the Ural Mountains region, and/or the bend of Middle Volga.

    Etymology[edit | edit source]

    Finland came from the word, Suomi. Though the word came from uncertain origins, a candidate of the source is the proto-Baltic word "źemē" which means land. With additional close relatives of Finnish (The Finnic Languages), the name was also used a lot in the Baltic Languages Latvia and Lithuania.

    History[edit | edit source]

    Summary[edit | edit source]

    Finland began around 9,000 BC, where it in its the end of the last glacial period. It's stone age cultures were Kunda, Comb Ceramic, Corded Ware, Kiukainen, and Pöljä. It's Finnish Bronze Age had started around 1,500 BC and the Iron Age started around 500, lasting up to 1,300 AD. The Finnish Iron Age cultures were separated into Finnish Proper, Tavastian, and Karelian. It's earliest written sources were mentioned when Finland started to appear in the 12th Century and onwards. The Catholic Church started to gain a foothold within Southwest Finland.

    Due to the Northern Crusades as well as the Swedish Colonization of the Finnish Coastal areas, it's regions became a part of the Kingdom of Sweden and the realm of the Catholic Church. It went onwards in the 13th century.

    After the very Finnish War in 1809, it's the vast majority of Finnish-speaking areas of Sweden were ceded to the Russian Empire. It made the area the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland. It's Lutheran Religion had dominated. Finnish nationalism had then emerged in the 19th century and focused on the cultural traditions of Finland. It was based on its folklore, mythology, including traditional music. Not only that but also the very distinctive language and lyrics associated with it. It's one product of its era was the Kalevala; it was the most significant works of Finnish Literature. It's catastrophic Finnish Famine of 1866-1868 was then followed by economic regulations and extensive emigration.

    In 1917, Finland finally declared independence. It's a civil war between it's Finnish Red Guards and it's White Guards were ensued a few months later.

    The whites gaining the upper hand during the springtime of 1918, the internal affairs were stabilized. It was mainly agrarian economy grew relatively quickly. It's relations with the west, as well as Sweden and Britain, it had strong but tensions remained with the USSR.

    During the Second World War, Finland finally fought twice against the Soviet Union. It first defended its independence in the Winter War, but then was invading the USSR in the Continuation War. It's a peace settlement, Finland had ended up ceding a large part of Karelia and it's other parts to the Soviet Union. However, Finland had remained an independent democracy in Northern Europe.

    In 1955 Finland was accepted in the UN and the Northern Council.

    It's the latter half of its independent history, Finland had maintained it's a very mixed economy. Ever since it's post-World War II economic enlargement boomed in the 1970s, and the Finnish GDP per capita had been among the world's highest. It had expanded its welfare state of Finland during 1970 and 1990s which increased the public sector employees. It started spending the tax burden and imposed on the citizens.

    In the early 1990s Finland plunged into recession, due to the break-up of the USSR, because a certain part of its economy was tied to trade and economic relations with USSR. The state budget lacked money, the public debt had grown greatly, and the number of unemployed had reached 20% of the total population. This economic crisis has become the worst in history Finland and ended around 1995, began economic growth, driven by mobile phone maker Nokia.

    In 1992, Finland had simultaneously faced its economic scores overheating and the Depressed the Western, Russian, and local markets. It was; therefore, Finland joined the European Union in 1955 and had replaced the Finnish Markka with the Euro in 2002.

    According to its 2016 poll, 61% of the Finns had preferred to not join the NATO, to which caused them not to.

    In April 4, 2023, Finland has joined NATO.

    Complex History[edit | edit source]

    Complex/Complete History of Finnish is for those who want to understand how and when Finland became Finland, otherwise for those who want to dig deeper into the information of Finland.

    Paleolithic[edit | edit source]

    It had been confirmed the oldest archaeological site in Finland that it would be in the Wolf Cave of Kristianstad, in Ostrobothnia. Its site would be the only pre-glacial site for in the Nordic Countries. It was approximately 125,000 years old.

    Mesolithic[edit | edit source]

    It's very last ice age was in the area of the modern-day Finland which ended in c. 9000 BC. It was the starting time where people migrated to the area of Finland from the South and South-East. Its culture was represented of its a mixture of Kunda, Butovo. and Veretje. It's the same time, northern Finland had inhabited the coast of Norway. It was confirmed the oldest evidence of its post-glacial human settlements in Finland. It was from the area of Ristola in Lahti and from Orimattila from 89000 BC. The country continuously inhabited at least since the end of the last ice age, up to the present now. It's post-glacial inhabitants that have been the earliest of its the present-day area of Finland were mainly seasonal hunter-gatherers. It was among the net of Antrea, alongside with the oldest fishing net known to be ever excavated.

    Neolithic[edit | edit source]

    By the 5300 BC, Finland was introduced to pottery. The earliest samples had belonged to the Comb Ceramic Cultures and was known for its distinctive decorating patterns. It marks the beginning of the neolithic period for Finland, even though it's subsistence was based on Hunting and Fishing. It's very extensive networks of exchange had existed across Finland and the Northeastern Europe, during the 5th millennium BC.

    For example, the flint from Scandinavia and Valdai Hills, amber was from the Scandinavia alongside the Baltic region, and the slate from the Scandinavia and Lake Onega which was their found way into the Finnish archaeological sites. It's asbestos and soap stone from Finland were also found in other regions. Rock paintings had apparently related to the Shamanistic and totemistic belief systems. They were found in Eastern Finland; Astuvansalmi.

    It weas between 3500 and 2000 BC that the onumental stone enclosures were colloquially known for it's Giant Churches that were constructed in the Ostrobothnia region. It's purpose to the enclosures were unknown.

    In the recent years, there was a suppose dig in the Kierikki site north of Oulu on the River Li. It had changed the image of a Finnish neolithic stone age culture. It's site had been inhabitated for around a year and been trading extensively. It's Kireikki culture were also seen in the subtype of Comb Ceramic Culture. Most of the site were excavated annually.

    It was from 3200 BC and onwards that either immigrants or strong cultural influence from the very south of the Gulf of Finland had then settled into the southwestern Finland. It's culture was a part of the European Battle Axe cultures. It was often be associated with the movement of the Indo-European speakers. It's battle Axe, or Cord Ceramic culture had seemed to practice agriculture and animal husbandry on the outside of Finland. Though it is the earliest confirmed traces of agriculture in the Finland date later, it was stated it was approximately to the 2nd millennium BC that further inland, the societies had retained their hunting-gathering lifestyles.

    The battle axe and Comb Ceramic cultures had then merged and rose the Kiukainen culture that had existed between 2300 BC, and 1500 BC. It was a fundamentally comb ceramic tradition and with the cord ceramic characteristics.

    Bronze Age[edit | edit source]

    The Bronze Age had begun sometime after 1500 BC, which the coastal regions of Finland were apart of the Nordic Bronze Culture, where the inland regions and the influences came from the bronze-using cultures of the Northern and Eastern Russia.

    Iron Age[edit | edit source]

    The Iron Age of Finland had been considered to last from 500 BC until 1300 AD. It was known official and written by it's Records of Finland. It had become common due to the Swedish Invasions that were apart of the Northern Crusades in the 13th Century. As the Finnish Iron Age had lasted for almost two millennia, it was then divided into six sub-periods.

    • Pre-Roman Period
    • Roman Period
    • Migration Period
    • Merovingian Period
    • Viking Age Period
    • Crusade Period

    Pre-Roman Period: 500 BC - 1 BC[edit | edit source]

    The pre-roman period was the Finnish iron age. It was the scarcest in it's findings, but the known ones were suggested by the cultural connections to other Baltic cultures that were established already. The archeological findings of the Pernaja and Savukoski were provided as proof of an argument. It's many aera's were dwelled into sites and were the same as the Neolithic years. It was most of the Iron that the era produced on site.

    Roman Period: 1 AD - 400 AD[edit | edit source]

    The Roman Period was brought along by an influx of imported iron, along with other artifacts, Roman Wine Glass, Dippers, Various Coins of the Empire. During this period of the Finnish Culture, it was stabilized on the coastal regions and larger graveyards became a very common place. It was the prosperity and the Finns rose to the level where it'd be covered with vast majority of it's gold treasures which was within Finland dating back to this specific Period.

    Migration Period: 400 AD - 575 AD[edit | edit source]

    The migration Period was the expansion of Land on the cultivation inland. It was especially seen in Southern Bothnia and had been growing the influence of Germanic cultures. Both of the artifacts such as swords and other weapons were brought in customs. However, most use of iron along side with forging was in it's domestic origin, and probably the bog iron.

    Merovingian period: 575 AD - 800 AD[edit | edit source]

    The Merovingian amount in European country gave rise to distinctive fine crafts culture of its own, visible within the original decorations of domestically created weapons and jewelry. Finest luxury weapons were, however, foreign from Western Europe. The terribly initial Christian burials are from the latter a part of this era moreover.

    The recent findings counsel that Finnish trade connections already became additional activities throughout the eighth-century transportation Associate in the Nursing flow of silver onto Finnish markets. The gap of the jap route to the urban center via Finland's southern outline ground brought Arabic and Byzantine artefacts into the excavation findings of the age.

    The earliest findings of foreign iron blades and native ironworking seem in five hundred B.C. From concerning fifty AD, there are indications of an additional intense long-distance exchange of products in a coastal European country. Inhabitants changed their merchandise, presumptively principally furs, for weapons and ornaments with the Balts and therefore the Scandinavians moreover like the peoples on the standard jap trade routes. The existence of richly well-found burials, typically with weapons, suggests that there was a principally elite within the southern and western components of the country. Hillforts touch most of the southern European country at the tip of the Iron and early Medieval Age. there's no usually accepted proof of early state formations in a European country, and therefore the presumptively Iron Age origins of urbanization are contested.

    Finland and the Swedish rule[edit | edit source]

    Middle Ages[edit | edit source]

    It was in between the contact of Sweden and Finland. Finland was considerable even during the pre-Christian times it had. The Vikings were known towards the Finns after their participation in both commerce and plundering. There was possible evidence that it would be a Viking settlement in the Finnish Mainland. Draft:Åland Islands had become a Swedish settlement during it's Viking period, but when some scholars had claimed that the archipelago had been deserted during the 11th century, it was according to the archaeological finds, Christianity had gained a foothold on Finland during the 11th Century. It was written by a very few in documents of who have survived, and the church in Finland was still in its very early development during the 12th Century. When medieval legends came in the late 13th century, it described the Swedish that attempted to conquer and Christianize Finland sometime during the mid-1150s.

    In the early thirteenth century, Bishop Thomas became the primary notable bishop of Suomi. there have been many profane powers who aimed to bring the Finnish tribes underneath their rule. These were Scandinavian country, Denmark, the Republic of metropolis in northwestern Russia, and possibly the German crusading orders still. Finns had their own chiefs, however likely no central authority. At the time there are often seen 3 cultural areas or tribes in Finland: Finns, Tavastians and geographical regions. Russian chronicles indicate there have been many conflicts between metropolis and therefore the Finno-Ugric tribes from the eleventh or twelfth century to the first thirteenth century.

    It was the Swedish regent, Birger Jarl, who allegedly established Swedish decree Suomi through the Second Swedish Crusade, most frequently dated to 1249. The Eric Chronicle, the sole supply narrating the "crusade", describes that it had been aimed toward Tavitians. An apostolical letter from 1237 states that the Tavastians had reverted from Christianity to their recent ethnic religion.

    Novgorod gained management in geographical region in 1278, the region colonized by speakers of jap Finnish dialects. Sweden, however, gained the management of Western geographical region with the Third Swedish Crusade in 1293. Western Karelians were from then on viewed as a part of the western cultural sphere, whereas jap Karelians turned culturally to Russia and Orthodoxy. whereas jap Karelians stay lingually and ethnically closely relating to the Finns, they're usually thought-about a separate individual. Thus, the northern a part of the border between Catholic and Orthodox Christianity came to lie at the jap border of what would become Suomi with the pact of Nöteborg with metropolis in 1323.

    During the thirteenth century, Suomi was integrated into medieval European civilization. The monastic order arrived in Suomi around 1249 and came to exercise nice influence there. within the early ordinal century, the primary records of Finnish students at the university seem. within the southwestern a part of the country, associate in nursing urban settlement evolved in Turku. Turku was one amongst the largest cities within the Kingdom of Scandinavian country, and its population enclosed German merchants and craftsmen. Otherwise, the degree of urbanization was terribly low in medieval Suomi. Southern Suomi and therefore the long coastal zone of the Gulf of Bothnia had a distributed farming settlement, organized as parishes and castellanies. within the alternative elements of the country, a tiny low population of Lapp hunters, fishermen, and small-scale farmers lived. These were exploited by the Finnish and Karelian tax collectors. throughout the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, nice numbers of Swedish settlers stirred to the southern and northwestern coasts of Suomi, to the Åland Islands, and to the dry land between Turku and therefore the Draft:Åland Islands. In these regions, the Swedish language is wide spoken even these days. Swedish came to be the language of the upper crust in several alternative elements of Suomi still.

    The name "Finland" originally signification solely the southwestern province, that has been called "Finland Proper" since the eighteenth century. the primary notable mention of Suomi is in runestone Gs thirteen from eleventh century. the initial Swedish term for the realm's jap half was Österlands, a plural, that means the world of Suomi correct, Tavastia, and Karelia. This was later replaced by the word form Österland, that was in use between 1350–1470. within the fifteenth century, Suomi began to be used synonymously with Österland. The thought of a Finnish country within the fashionable sense developed slowly from the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries.

    During the thirteenth century, the jurisdiction of Turku was established. Turku Cathedral was the center of the cult of Saint Henry of Uppsala, and naturally the cultural centre of the jurisdiction. The bishop had ecclesiastic authority over abundant of today's Suomi and was sometimes the foremost powerful man there. Bishops were usually Finns, whereas the commanders of castles were additional usually Scandinavian or German noblemen. In 1362, representatives from Suomi were known as to participate within the elections for the king of Scandinavian country. As such, that year is commonly thought-about once Suomi was incorporated into the dominion of Scandinavian country. As within the Scandinavian a part of the dominion, the upper crust or nobility consisted of magnates and yeomen who might afford armament for a person and a horse; these were focused within the southern a part of Suomi.

    The robust defense of town guarded the jap border of Suomi. Scandinavian country and metropolis signed the pact of Nöteborg in 1323, however that failed to last long. In 1348 the Swedish king Magnus Eriksson staged a unsuccessful crusade against Orthodox "heretics", managing solely to alienate his supporters and ultimately lose his crown. The bones of competition between Scandinavian country and metropolis were the northern outline of the Gulf of Bothnia and therefore the geographic region regions of Savo in jap Suomi. metropolis thought-about these as searching and fishing grounds of its Karelian subjects and protested against the slow infiltration of Catholic settlers from the West. Occasional raids and clashes between Swedes and Novgorodians occurred throughout the late ordinal and fifteenth centuries, except for most of the time, associate in nursing uneasy peace prevailed.

    During the 1380s, a warfare within the Scandinavian a part of Scandinavian country brought unrest to Suomi still. The victor of this struggle was Queen Margaret I of Scandinavian country, who brought the 3 Scandinavian kingdoms of Scandinavian country, Scandinavian country and, Scandinavian country underneath her decree 1389. subsequent one hundred thirty years some were characterized by makes an attempt of various Swedish factions to interrupt out of the Union. Suomi was generally concerned in these struggles, however normally the fifteenth century looks to own been a comparatively prosperous time, characterized by increase and economic development. Towards the top of the fifteenth century, however, the case on the jap border became additional tense. The princedom of Russian capital conquered metropolis, making ready the method for a unified Russia, and from 1495–1497 a war was fought between Scandinavian country and Russia. The fortress-town of town withstood a Russian siege; in line with a recent legend, it had been saved by a miracle.

    16th Century[edit | edit source]

    17th Century[edit | edit source]

    18th Century[edit | edit source]

    peasants[edit | edit source]

    Russian grand duchy[edit | edit source]

    Nationalism[edit | edit source]

    Russification[edit | edit source]

    Democratic Change[edit | edit source]

    Independence and Civil war[edit | edit source]

    Independence[edit | edit source]

    civil war[edit | edit source]

    Finland in the Interwar era[edit | edit source]

    agrarian reform[edit | edit source]

    prohibition[edit | edit source]

    relations with Soviet Union[edit | edit source]

    Finland in the second world war[edit | edit source]

    history 1945 to present[edit | edit source]

    neutrality in cold war[edit | edit source]

    society and welfare state[edit | edit source]

    recent history[edit | edit source]

    Organizations and Affiliations[edit | edit source]

    International organization memberships[edit | edit source]

    • African Development Bank Group 
    • Arctic Council
    • Asian Development Bank 
    • Australia Group
    • Bank for International Settlements 
    • Confederation of European Paper Industries 
    • Council of Europe 
    • Council of the Baltic Sea States 
    • Economic and Monetary Union 
    • Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council 
    • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 
    • European Investment Bank 
    • European Organization for Nuclear Research 
    • European Space Agency 
    • European Union 
    • Food and Agriculture Organization 
    • Group of 9 
    • Inter-American Development Bank 
    • International Atomic Energy Agency 
    • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 
    • International Chamber of Commerce 
    • International Civil Aviation Organization 
    • International Criminal Court 
    • International Criminal Police Organization 
    • International Development Association 
    • International Energy Agency 
    • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies 
    • International Finance Corporation 
    • International Fund for Agricultural Development 
    • International Hydrographic Organization 
    • International Labour Organization 
    • International Maritime Organization 
    • International Mobile Satellite Organization 
    • International Monetary Fund 
    • International Olympic Committee 
    • International Organization for Migration 
    • International Organization for Standardization 
    • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement 
    • International Telecommunication Union 
    • International Telecommunications Satellite Organization 
    • International Trade Union Confederation 
    • Inter-Parliamentary Union 
    • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency 
    • NATO
    • Nonaligned Movement 
    • Nordic Council 
    • Nordic Investment Bank 
    • Nuclear Energy Agency 
    • Nuclear Suppliers Group 
    • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development 
    • Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe 
    • Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons 
    • Organization of American States
    • Paris Club
    • Partnership for Peace 
    • Permanent Court of Arbitration 
    • Schengen Convention
    • United Nations 
    • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 
    • United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization 
    • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 
    • United Nations Industrial Development Organization 
    • United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan 
    • United Nations Mission in Liberia 
    • United Nations Mission in the Sudan 
    • United Nations Truce Supervision Organization 
    • Universal Postal Union 
    • Western European Union
    • World Customs Organization 
    • World Federation of Trade Unions 
    • World Health Organization 
    • World Intellectual Property Organization
    • World Meteorological Organization 
    • World Trade Organization 
    • World Veterans Federation
    • Zangger Committee 

    Politics[edit | edit source]

    Government[edit | edit source]

    The Finnish Government is the executive branch and the Cabinet of Finland, and to which they direct the politics of Finland, it's main source of the legislation which was proposed to the Parliament. The government has had collective ministerial responsibility, and it represents the Council of the European Union. The incumbent Marin Cabinet, as well as the Government, comprises 19 ministers with 12 leading ministries.

    It's Majority coalition governments became the foundation of the Finnish Government which is a part of a few historical exceptions, as well as the Government assembled by the representatives of the two major parties, and a small number of smaller parties.

    Diplomacy[edit | edit source]

    Ethiopia[edit | edit source]

    Ethiopia had been represented in Finland through its embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. While Finland had an embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia had become one of Finland's long-term development partners with water and education sectors. On April 29, 2009, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development had announced that the Finnish government had made its the grant of 11.4 million euros which was able to enable the Benishangul-Gumuz Region. It was to upgrade its capacity and to plan and manage its rural water supply with its sanitation program and to achieve universal access for all Ethiopians.

    Namibia[edit | edit source]

    Finland had recognized Draft:Namibia on March 21, 1990. Both of the two countries had established diplomatic relations on the very same day. Draft:Namibia had been represented in Finland through its embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, while Finland had its embassy in Windhoek and it's an honorary consulate in Walvis Bay.

    South Africa[edit | edit source]

    A South African legation was established in 1967 and relations were then upgraded to diplomat level in March 1991. The European nation has an associate embassy in the capital of South Africa, a general diplomatic building in Johannesburg, and a diplomatic building in the urban center. South Africa has an associate embassy in the capital of Finland. throughout war II South Africa declared war on European nations.

    Finland was a robust supporter of the dismantlement of social policy in South Africa.

    South African exports to the European nations embody contemporary and dried fruits, wine, pulp, paper, iron, steel, and coal. South Africa imports communication systems, paper, board products, and machinery from the European nation.

    Chile[edit | edit source]

    Chile recognized Finland's Independence on June 17, 1919. Its diplomatic relations that were between them had been established in 1931 and had continuously maintained. Despite its pressures from time to time to discontinue them, the two countries maintain resident ambassadors in both of each capital.

    Colombia[edit | edit source]

    Finland and Colombia's Relations are very harmonious. Both countries share a similar ideology based on democracy, human rights, and lasting peace. This was because of Colombia had decided to open an embassy in Helsinki. When Colombia defines Finland as a key player, Colombia's accession into the OECD and ratification of the Colombia-European Union Trade agreement,

    Mexico[edit | edit source]

    Mexico recognized the independence of Finland in July 1920.

    United States[edit | edit source]

    Around 200,000 U.S. citizens visit the European nation annually, and 3,000 reside there permanently. The United States of America has an academic exchange program in European nation that's relatively massive for a Western state of Finland's size. It's supported partly from a monetary fund established in 1976 from Finland's final compensation of a United States of America loan created within the aftermath of warfare I.

    Finland is bordered by Russia in the east in concert of the previous Soviet Union's neighbors, has been of explicit interest and importance to the United States of America each throughout the conflict and in its aftermath. Before the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, long United States of America policy was to support Finnish neutrality whereas maintaining and reinforcing Finland's historic, cultural, and economic ties with the West. The United States of America has welcome Finland's inflated participation since 1991 in Western economic and political structures.

    Economic and trade relations between the European nation and therefore the u.s. are active and were bolstered by the F-18 purchase. US-Finland trade totals nearly $5 billion annually. The United States of America receives of Finland's exports. In the main pulp and paper, ships, machinery, physics and instruments, and refined fossil fuel product and provides concerning 7% of its imports, mainly computers, semiconductors, aircraft, and machinery.

    Thailand[edit | edit source]

    Thailand, also previously known as Siam, had recognized Finland's Independence on October 9, 1919.

    Türkiye[edit | edit source]

    Türkiye had recognized the Independence of Finland on February 21, 1918.

    Vietnam[edit | edit source]

    Finland had recognized Vietnam on December 28, 1972.

    Bulgaria[edit | edit source]

    Both had diplomatic representations of two countries that had been upgraded to level the embassy was in 1963.

    Denmark[edit | edit source]

    Denmark and Finland share a very long history together, to where Danish Vikings settled in Finland and made many crusades, both were a part of the Kalmar Union. Denmark was the very first country to go along with Sweden and recognize Finland's independence. There are currently 3,000+ Finns living in Denmark, while 1,235 Dances living in Finland. During the Winter War, the Soviet Union versus Finland, over 1,000 Danish Volunteers had come to help Finland fight the Soviet's back. During the Winter War and the Continuation War, Denmark had taken over 4,200 Finnish War children. Their Denmark Exports had a value of 1.380 euros and the imports from Denmark valued 1.453 billion. Denmark had then made itself Finland's 10th largest import-trading partner. The Nordic Culture Fund and it's Finnish-Danish Cultural Fund support projects of artists were within both countries. Many tourists from Finland visited Denmark, 206,000, in 2017. Vice Versa: 113,000 Danish tourists visited Finland in 2017.

    In 1918, Mannerheim visited Copenhagen and asked if Prince Aage would have wanted to become the King of Finland.

    Estonia[edit | edit source]

    Finland's main language, Finnish, is closely related to Estonian. There is a very certain feeling of kinship between the two languages. 76% of the Finns that lived or visited Estonia in 2004, 1.8 million Finns were reported visiting Estonia. Many Finnish and Swedish investors had then become the largest foreign investors in Estonia.

    Finland and Estonia are also members of the European Union and the Schengen agreement, giving free international travel and trade between the countries.

    When Finland's government recognized Estonia's independence in 1920, in response to the Soviet invasion, the diplomatic missions were de facto removed. However, Estonia had declared independence, the temporary obstruction had then been resolved. Finland and Estonia, both countries, had restored their diplomatic relations on August 29, 1991.

    France[edit | edit source]

    France was the first country which had recognized Finland's independence on January 4, 1918.

    Germany[edit | edit source]

    Germany recognized Finland's independence on Gregorian calendar month four, 1918. Germany gave direct military support to Finnish independence by coaching Finnish Jägers and with success intervened within the Finnish war in favor of the nationalist Whites. During war II, the key protocol within the Molotov-Ribbentrop written agreement enabled the Winter War, a Soviet attack on Suomi. Suomi and Reich were co-belligerents against the country throughout Continuation War, however a separate peace with the country crystal rectifier to the Finnish-German geographical area War. The Federal Republic of Germany and therefore the German Democratic Republic were each recognized on Gregorian calendar month seven, 1972, by Finland. Diplomatic relations between Suomi and West Germany were established on Gregorian calendar month seven, 1973.

    Hungary[edit | edit source]

    Hungary recognized Finland on August 23/ 1920. Finland then recognized Hungary on September 10, 1920. Finland had broken of their diplomatic relations on September 20, 1944, before re-establishing them on May 20, 1947.

    Latvia[edit | edit source]

    Finland recognized Latvia's independence de facto on September 24, 1919, and de jure on January 21, 1921

    Lithuania[edit | edit source]

    Finland recognized Lithuania's independence de facto on November 14, 1919, and de jure on October 14, 1921.

    Netherlands[edit | edit source]

    The Netherlands recognized Finland's independence on January 10, 1918.

    Norway[edit | edit source]

    Norway recognized Finland's independence on January 10, 1918.

    Russia[edit | edit source]

    Relations with Russia are peaceful and friendly. Finland imports a lot of products and basic wants, corresponding to fuel, and therefore the 2 nations are agreeing on problems quite disagreeing with them.

    Finland was a region of the Russian Empire for 108 years, once being annexed from the Swedish empire. Discontent with Russian rule, Finnish national identity, and warfare I finally caused Finland to interrupt far away from Russia, taking advantage of the very fact that Russia was retreating from warfare I and a revolution was beginning in earnest. Following the Finnish war and putsch, Russians were nearly equated with Communists, and thanks to official hostility to Communism, Finno-Soviet relations within the amount between the planet wars remained tense. Voluntary activists organized expeditions to Karelia (heimosodat), that complete once Finland and therefore the state signed the accord of the metropolis in 1920. However, the state didn't abide by the accord once they barricaded Finnish service ships. Finland was attacked by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1939. Finland fought the Winter War and therefore the Continuation War against the state in warfare II. throughout these wars, the Finns suffered ninety,000 casualties and inflicted severe casualties on the Russians.

    Contemporary problems embrace issues with border controls inflicting persistent truck queues at the border, airspace violations, pollution of the Baltic Sea, and Russian duties on exported wood to Finland's pulp and paper business. Russia conjointly thought-about giant swathes of land close to the Finnish border as a special security space wherever foreign land possession is prohibited. An equally intensive restriction doesn't apply to Russian voters. The Finnish Defence Forces and Finnish counterintelligence Service have suspected that Russians have created targeted land purchases close to military and different sensitive installations for intelligence or special operations functions. rightist commentators accuse the govt of continuous the policy of Finlandization.

    Recently, Finland-Russia relations are besieged with the annexation of peninsula by the Russia, which Finland considers ineligible. Besides the remainder of the EU Union, Finland enforces sanctions against Russia that followed. Still, economic relations haven't entirely deteriorated, the imports to Finland are from Russia, and therefore the exports from Finland are to Russia, and cooperation between Finnish and Russian authorities continues.

    Slovenia[edit | edit source]

    Finland and Slovenia's tensions rose in the Late 2008 when a news program on Finland's national broadcasting company station YLE accused Finnish weapons manufacturer Partia of bribing Slovenian officials that were secure of an arms deal. Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa had formally complained to Finland's ambassador in Ljubljana. Its controversy had become known as the Partia case.

    Sweden[edit | edit source]

    Finland and Sweden have forever had terribly shut relations, ensuing from a shared history, various commonalities in society and politics, and shut trade relations. A freshly appointed government minister makes his or her Diamond State visit to Sweden. Finnish politicians usually contemplate Sweden's reaction to world affairs initially as a base for any actions, and therefore finally each country usually agrees on such problems. If there has ever been any dissonance between the 2 countries those were the Åland question within the early Nineteen Twenties and therefore the Swedish declaration of non-belligerent standing throughout the Winter War. Finland and Sweden are members of the ECU Union and therefore the Schengen agreement, releasing international travel and trade between the countries. moreover, each participant within the Nordic Council, which grants Swedish nationals slightly a lot of intensive rights than the EU treaties alone.

    Australia[edit | edit source]

    Finland and Australia established diplomatic relations in May 1949.

    Geography[edit | edit source]

    Finland is full of very ubiquitous landscapes with intermingled boreal forests and lakes. Finland can also be divided into three areas: archipelagoes, coastal lowlands, slightly higher central lake plateau, and finally uplands to the north and northeast. With it having its borders with the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia, and the Gulf of Finland, it also has Sweden, Norway and Russia as land borders.

    Finland is the northernmost country in the European Union, with most of its population and agricultural resources concentrated in the south, Northern and Eastern Finland is sparsely population that is containing vast wilderness areas, the Taiga Forest being the most dominant vegetation type.

    Finland's total area is 337,030 km, and most of the area is 10% water, 69% forest, and 8% cultivated land while 13% is other. Finland is the eighth-largest country within Europe after Russia, France, Ukraine, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Germany. As whole, the shape of Finland's boundaries has resembled a figure of a one-armed human. In Finnish lingo, Parallels are drawn between the figure as well as the national personification of Finland – Finnish Maiden (Suomi-neito) – and the country is as whole as it can be referred in the Finnish language by her name. The official context of the area around Enontekiö that is placed in the northwestern part of the country between Sweden and Norway can be referred to as the "Arm."

    After the very Continuation War, Finland had lost major land areas to Russia during its Draft:Moscow Armistice of 1944, and the figure had to said she had lost the other of her arms, as well as the hem of her "skirt."

    Relationships[edit | edit source]

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    Neutral[edit | edit source]

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    Past Versions[edit | edit source]

    • Kingdom of Finland
    • Finnish tribes

    Opinions[edit | edit source]

    Soviet Union[edit | edit source]

    ❝ For the last time, I will not invade Leningrad!❞

    Finland's thoughts on USSR

    Russia[edit | edit source]

    Russia is better than their Parent, but I don't think they like me❞

    Finland's thoughts on Russia

    Sweden[edit | edit source]

    Sweden is cool, but they could learn to shut up sometimes❞

    Finland's thoughts on Sweden

    Norway[edit | edit source]

    Norway is alright, quieter than Sweden, but still loud❞

    Finland's thoughts on Norway

    Estonia[edit | edit source]

    Estonia is really cool, and I like them.❞

    Finland's thoughts on Estonia

    Germany[edit | edit source]

    Germany is pretty chill, seems just as coffee dependent as me❞

    Finland's thoughts on Germany

    Iceland[edit | edit source]

    Iceland is interesting, and their landscapes are beautiful❞

    Finland's thoughts on Iceland

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    States[edit | edit source]

    Extra(s)[edit | edit source]

    • Religion: Protestantism (73.8%, 4.1 million), Atheist (15.1%, 839,571), Orthodox Church (1.1%, 61,161), Other (10%, 556,007
    • Urbanization: 84% (4.7 million)
    • Social Progress Index: 5th in the World
    • Basic Human Needs: 12th in the World
    • Social Opportunities: 8th in the World
    • Health and Wellness: 7th in the World
    • Personal Safety: 19th in the World
    • Access to Education: 28th in the World
    • Advanced Education: 25th in the world
    • Personal Freedom: 3rd in the World
    • Freedom of Speech: 15th in the World
    • Tolerance and Inclusion: 1st in the World
    • Women Equality: High
    • Tolerance for Minorities: 3rd in the World
    • Tolerance for Homosexuals: 9th in the World (80.4%)
    • GDP: $242 Billion
    • Unemployment: 8.7% (234,465)
    • Currency: Euro (EUR)
    • Telephones: 10.2 million
    • Mobile Phones: 9.3 million
    • Internet Users: 5.1 million Users

    Trivia[edit | edit source]

    • Finnish (The Finns) drink more coffee than anyone else, or any other country.
    • There are over 3 million saunas in Finland.
    • Milk is one of the drinks Finn's love to consume.
    • The Wife-Carrying Race was originated in Finland.
    • The country of Finland is home to the only Endangered species, Saimaa Ringed Seal. They can only be found within Finland.
    • Finland is home to the longest palindromic Word: "Saippuakivikauppias"
    • Finland is known for a celebration on "Day of Failure."
    • The World's most second longest tunnel is home to Finland.
    • Finland is known as Europe's Prison-Break capital.
    • Finland is known for one of the world's most Powerful Passports due to the fact if you possess one you can access 175 countries around the world without a visa.
    • Finland is sometimes but is often ranked the happiest country in the world due to the Finnish high incomes, health care for everyone, and it's top education system.
    • Finland is very famous for their stunning Lapland, Northern Lights, Saunas, Quirky food, and being home to Santa Claus.
    • Even though Finland has been called the "Happiest Country in the World", it has one of the highest incidence rates of depression amongst the population.
    • Since 2002 Finland for a long time, it was ranked number one in Reporters Without Borders as the country with the most independent press.
    • Finland ranked 7th in the Index of Good Countries, a system of assessing the contribution each country makes to the common good of humanity.

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