If Belgium is the size of Maryland, then Finland is just three times of Ohio. Finland is a better place if you want to get lost in a country with absolute greenery. It is surrounded by thousands of lakes, marshy land, dense forests and rivers. The Samis were the first ones to inhabit this country. Later as Finnish speakers shifted to Finland, the Sami had to shift to the arctic region.
In 1809, the nation was ruled by Alexander of Russia .Eventually Russia soon got engulfed by the very famous March Revolution in 1917.This opportunity was enough for Finland to become independent on 6 December 1917. Later, in the year 1939, Finland was attacked by USSR after the former failed to agree to their demands. Martii Ahtisaari the member of Social Democrat won the presidential election in 1994.Soon Finland also joined as a member of the European Union and adopted Euro as a currency.More...
Timeline Of Finland History
You might already know that Finland is known for its art and architecture. It is also the least corrupt nation and economically well developed. Other important landmarks that took place can be explained as follows. Governor of Viipuri founded the Olavinlinna Castle on 1475 between Finland and Russia. The Swedes founded Helsinki in the year 1550.
In the late 1890s Finnish brigand recruited men who were capable of carrying and pulling heavy loads and today this is considered as a sport. The nation considers Snellman Day on 12 May as the famous nationalist, journalist and statesman Snellman was born in 1806. Sweden separated itself from Finland in 1809, thereby allowing Finland to be a part in duchy of Russia.More...
Art History In Finland
Finland has been known for creating some great artists and museums in the whole world. Art has always been considered with great respect and appreciation. The number of well built art museums does say a lot. No other nation would show so much of interest in this particular field the way.
Let us understand the ancient art of Finland by just learning a few things about the largest museum situated at Helsinki. This museum consists of 2 art schools. One for applied art and the other for displaying collections of Finnish society. This museum was open to the people in 1888. However in the year 1939, the art society was taken over by a new foundation called Fine Arts Academy and established a fine art gallery in the year 1990.The building was then renovated following which the Academy of Fine Arts and University of Art and Design moved out of Ateneum’s premises.More...