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Overview Finland is one of the little countries in whose struggles for greater freedom the world is interested to-day. A maze of rocks and small, pine-covered islands form a ring around the coast.
http://altcreate.wecan-group.com/templarios-caminantes-de-las-estrellas.php The art of navigating between these requires much skill and long apprenticeship, so that it is no wonder that Finland, among other things, is noted for her pilots. This little country, known all over the world for its progressive ideas, is thinly inhabited, having[vi] only one city, the capital Helsingfors, of any size. Over eighty-six per cent. Swedish, and the rest Russians, Germans, and Lapps. Little is known of Finnish history before the twelfth century, when King Eric of Sweden invaded the land to Christianize the inhabitants.
Swedish settlements followed and Finland became a province of Sweden. It remained that for six hundred years, during which time there were constant conflicts between the Russians and Swedes for the possession of Finnish ports.
While Sweden was engaged with Napoleon, the Finns, tired of the ceaseless disorder, agreed to union with Russia on condition that they be assured a certain independence. This was conceded, Alexander I, then Tzar of Russia, taking oath as Grand Duke of Finland and promising to observe the religion of the country and all the privileges and rights which it had so far enjoyed. David Osborne Gutenberg Text. Human Geography, The World by J. Zwemer and Samuel M.
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