A Short History of Finland

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 1, 1998 - History - 209 pages
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This is a second edition of the successful study of Finland in the English language. A Short History of Finland traces the historical development of the country from its settlement by the Finns in the first millennium AD to the present time, exploring Finland's earlier connection with Sweden, the complex relationship with Russia that has dominated Finnish history in the past two centuries, and the postwar achievements of the second republic. This second edition has been revised and updated by Emeritus Professor A. F. Upton, a leading scholar of Scandinavian history. It covers the impact of the break-up of the Soviet Union and brings events up to Finland's admission to the European Union in 1995.
  

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Contents

HISTORY OF FINLAND
1
The land of Finland
2
The people of Finland
10
FINLAND AND SWEDEN
18
Gustavus Vasa and the beginnings of the Reformation
31
Finland and the struggle for supremacy in northern Europe
36
FINLAND SWEDEN AND RUSSIA IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
49
The Anjala League
58
FINLAND IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
122
The uneasy peace
127
The Continuation War 19411944
130
FINLAND IN THE POSTWAR WORLD THE POLITICAL SITUATION
134
THE ECONOMY OF FINLAND IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
147
THE SPIRIT OF FINLAND
155
National identity
158
Family life
162

the Grand Duchy of Finland
61
Helsinki as capital of Finland
67
THE FINNISH NATIONAL AWAKENING
69
The language question
73
THE FINNISH ECONOMY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
82
THE POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT OF FINLAND 18631917
90
Russification
91
The First World War
103
INDEPENDENT FINLAND
108
Political life in Finland 19191939
115
Economic and social conditions in the interwar period
119
Social services
165
Alcoholism
166
Sport
168
Design
170
Literature
173
Music
175
The Church
176
Appendices
178
Bibliography
185
Index
198
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Upton-University of St. Andrews

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