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Finland

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

HISTORY. Since the Middle Ages Finland was a part of the realm of Sweden. In the 18th century parts of south-eastern Finland were conquered by Russia, and the rest of the country was ceded to Russia by the peace treaty of Hamina in 1809. Finland became an autonomous grand-duchy which retained its previous laws and institutions under its Grand Duke, the Emperor of Russia. After the Russian revolution Finland declared itself independent on 6 Dec. 1917. The country was freed from Russian troops in a war from Jan. to May 1918, in which, simultaneously, domestic groups advocating a socialist system of government were defeated.

Suomen Tasavalta—Republiken Finland

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1970

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  • John Paxton

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