Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fact of the Day: Finland Independence

Before the 19th century, Finland was officially part of Sweden. However Finland eventually became part of the Russian Empire during the 19th century. When the Russian Empire fell in the early 20th century, Finland finally became an independent nation. 

27 comments:

  1. Cool.
    I love these Scandinavian nations
    love their design style and their easy way of life.

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  2. And their language is the most difficult of any to learn.

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  3. An interesting history.

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  4. I didn´t know this part of history. Thanks , Adam.Kisses:)

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  5. Would love to go Finland someday.

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  6. My mother is from Finland, so I have many happy memories of the place. LOVE that country. I still consider it my second home.

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  7. yep, most of the Scandinavian countries were one country at some point of history or another....

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  8. Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
    Yeah, I think I remember something like that from history lessons...

    Have the best day ever,
    -Kati

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  9. Many people think Finland is part of Scandinavia but it isn't! I love Finland, I met many nice people there and the country looks similar to Norway and Sweden :)

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  10. Thank you for this fact Adam. Have a lovely weekend :)

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  11. I didn't know that Finland was officially part of Sweden.

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  12. Happy sunday Adam! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

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  13. I had no idea Finland was part of Russia. I'm glad they broke free.

    xoRobyn

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  14. Interesting! There are many Finnish people living in the part of Michigan where I am from.

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  15. Very interesting. I know Sweden and Norway were once combined. That's why the Nobel prizes are announced in Oslo and the Awards Banquet is held in Stockholm.

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  16. Independence is a wonderful thing!

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  17. I would really love to visit Finland someday.

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  18. Proud to be Finnish, I really like your blog! :)
    Check out mine at jthefeeling.blogspot.com

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  19. That's great, Adam. I have a friend from Finland.

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