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In 1808, Finland was a poor, agricultural and a backwards territory of Sweden. 207 years of autonomy and independence have led Finland to become one of the most developed, equal and freest country in the world

In Finland was a poor, agricultural and a backwards territory of Sweden. 207 years of autonomy and independence have led Finland to become one of the most developed, equal and freest country in the world

A prohibition act was in place from 1919-1932. Thi didn't stop Finns from drinking. A picture from the 60s

A prohibition act was in place from Thi didn't stop Finns from drinking. A picture from the Finland

Nowadays Finland, along with Sweden, spends the most per capita in Europe to research and development. Aalto University students.

Open University education, provided by all Finnish universities, is open to everyone.

President Niinistö wins the 2012 elections, and spends the morning after by shoveling snow. According to the studies, Finland is one of the most equal countries to live in

President Niinistö wins the 2012 elections, and spends the morning after by shoveling snow. According to the studies, Finland is one of the most equal countries to live in

Another economic crisis strikes the EU and Finland in 2008 and troubles Finland even today. Finnish game industry led by Supercell, Rovio and Remedy rises to world class

Another economic crisis strikes the EU and Finland in 2008 and troubles Finland even today. Finnish game industry led by Supercell, Rovio and Remedy rises to world class

1960’s were a time of economic growth and urbanization. Helsinki district of Pihlajamäki was mostly built in the 60s

were a time of economic growth and urbanization. Helsinki district of Pihlajamäki was mostly built in the

Urho Kekkonen was elected president in 1956. For almost 30 years, he managed to keep Finland neutral between the East and West. He was known for his love to sports and fishing

Urho Kekkonen was elected president in For almost 30 years, he managed to keep Finland neutral between the East and West. He was known for his love to sports and fishing Finland

Armi Kuusela wins the Miss Universum competition in 1952, becoming the first “superstar” in Finland

Armi Kuusela wins the Miss Universum competition in becoming the first “superstar” in Finland

50s were a time of economic growth. Olympics were held in Helsinki in 1952. The legendary Finnish long distance runner Paavo Nurmi lighting the Olympic torch

were a time of economic growth. Olympics were held in Helsinki in The legendary Finnish long distance runner Paavo Nurmi lighting the Olympic torch

The price of loss was heavy. Finland had to give up 10% of its land, including the 2nd largest city Viipuri, along with other payments to the Soviet Union. Viipuri today

Finland had to give up of its land, including the largest city Viipuri, along with other payments to the Soviet Union.

After the Soviet demand, Finns also fought a short war against the Germans in Northern Finland. Finnish flag rises at the border, when last Germans are pushed back into Norway. SA-Kuva

After the Soviet demand, Finns also fought a short war against the Germans in Northern Finland. Finnish flag rises at the border, when last Germans are pushed back into Norway.

After 1940, Finns fought with Germans against the Russians. A picture of Hitler visiting Finland at general Mannerheim’s 70th birthday, 1942. SA-Kuva

Adolf Hitler visits Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, who is celebrating his birthday. This was the same day that Mannerheim was honored with the title “Marshal of Finland,” a title that no one else has held since. Adolf Hitler decided to visit Finland on.