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Finland: History __ Here is a good look at Finland's history along with access to additional information about Finland. - From -

Finland History __ A brief look at the history of Finland. - From -

Finland History __ "During the first millennium BC, various peoples settled in Finland, including the nomadic Saami who inhabited the north of the country and the Tavastians from central Europe. A notable feature of this migration was that the settlers spoke a language belonging to the Finno-Ugric group (which also includes Hungarian and Estonian), which is quite distinct from the Indo-European languages spoken throughout most of the rest of Europe."  A concise look at Finland history along with other information about the country. - from -

Finland History __ "Finland was blighted by constant battles with Russia and severe famines. From 1696-97, famine killed a third of all Finns. The 1700s were punctuated by bitter wars against Russia, culminating in the eventual loss of Finland to Russia in 1809."  A colorful look at Finland history. - From -

Finland History __ Brief essay outlining Finland's history along with additional information about Finland. - From -   


History of Finland __ "The land area that now makes up Finland was settled immediately after the Ice Age, beginning from around 8500 BC. Finland was part of Kingdom of Sweden from the 13th century to 1809, when it was ceded to the Russian Empire becoming the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland. In 1917, Finland declared independence."  An encyclopedic article with links to additional resources. - From wikipedia -

History of Finland __ "Comprehensive online resources about the history of Finland." - From -

History of Finland __ A general look at Finnish history along with embedded links to related materials. - From - 

History of Finland and the Finnish People from ice age to WWII. __ A concise history of Finland with embedded text links to related materials. - illustrated - From Osmo Joronen -


History of Finland: Primary Documents - EuroDocs __ A collection of click-to-read historic documents and resources about Finland's history. - From -

History of Finland: A selection of events and documents __ Access to numerous documents and resources about Finnish history.  You may want to spend some time exploring. - From Pauli Kruhse -

History Virtual Finland __ "A selection of illustrated articles on the history of Finland written by leading academic experts."  That and more, a lot more. - illustrated - From Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland -


Timeline: Finland __ You will find an annotated timeline of important dates in Finnish history. - illustrated - From BBC -

The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Finland __ "The territory which is now Finland was for more than half a millennium--until 1809--part of the Swedish Kingdom. Under Swedish law, Jews of that period were allowed to settle only in three major towns in the Kingdom, none of them being situated in the territory of Finland."  A history of the Jewish People and Finland. - illustrated - From -


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