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:

Ann said...

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

DWei said...

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

Anonymous said...

An interesting history.

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Emmylou said...

Would love to go Finland someday.

Chris Clash said...

I didn't know this. Thank you.

RaeAbigael said...

Finland is super interesting!

Unknown said...

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

DEZMOND said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very cool. I'd love to visit this place.

Kati said...

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

Sharon said...

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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DeniseinVA said...

That's a great piece of trivia!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Finally the've got their independence!

Caro * said...

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

Anna-Alina said...

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

Lucy said...

Happy sunday Adam! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

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

xoRobyn

Dana said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Nice lesson

Theresa Mahoney said...

Independence is a wonderful thing!

Christine said...

I like that minimalist flag.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I would really love to visit Finland someday.

Unknown said...

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

Linda said...

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