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How Finland was born

In February 1808, a war broke out between Russia and Sweden . Known as the Finnish War, it was fought until September 1809 and...
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Snellman, the man who inspired Finns to be Finns

Johan Vilhelm Snellman was still in self-imposed exile in Germany and Sweden when his future goal became concrete: He wanted to awaken Finnish national consciousness. More importantly, he wanted to help build the Finnish identity by establishing the dominance of Finnish in literature and administration. He wanted to elevate the status of Finnish from the language of peasants to an…