Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Fact of the Day: Finished Land

For about 700 years, Finland was part of Sweden. When the lands were first conquered, virtually all the Finnish nobles lost their lands to either Swedes, Germans, or to the Catholic Church. Swedish nobility often viewed Finland as inferior and Kings of Sweden would rarely visit. 

11 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome post!

Bob Bushell said...

Well, I never thought that.

Sami said...

Interesting fact Adam, so many countries in Europe started by being part of another country and eventually through wars, etc they split up.

Pat Hatt said...

Those upon high always stick their nose up at something

Debra She Who Seeks said...

But look at it now!

RO said...

Didn't know that! Hugs...RO

Christine said...

Interesting!

Kirk said...

Well, at least the Finns are on their own now.

Martha said...

Interesting!

Huggybear said...

Both Finland and Sweden are now countries that are the envy of most civilised countries.............the US could learn plenty from either but there is no bloody hope of that happening under the present inbred regime.
I read that film producer, Spike Lee,, at the Cannes film festival...Cannes being in France for the non-geographical.......ripped into Turnip Top over those Charlollesville race riots.
I won't dare let forth my views on this US Embassy move to Jerusalem and he sends his daughter and son-in-law as representatives...............OH SHIT!
Colin

Jenn said...

I would love to visit Finland lol!