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Welcome to the Republic of Finland, where spending time in the sauna is a national past time. by: Ken Mills
Independence from Russia <ul><li>Conquered by czar Alexander I in 1809 </li></ul><ul><li>A revolution distracts Russia </l...
The Flag <ul><li>Adopted on May 29, 1918 </li></ul><ul><li>White represents  snow </li></ul><ul><li>Blue represents the la...
Map of Finland <ul><li>Capital city is Helsinki </li></ul><ul><li>Lapland- northern region, home to the Sami, the native p...
The Renaissance & Reformation in Finland <ul><li>Part of the Swedish Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>No major influence to the r...
Finland and Absolutism <ul><li>Still controlled by Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>Russia and Sweden fight for control </li></ul>
Industrial Revolution, Imperialism, and Finland <ul><li>Now a grand duchy of Russia </li></ul><ul><li>Finnish nationalism ...
WWI Affects Finland <ul><li>Russia has a revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Finland peacefully declares independence </li></ul><...
Finland Fights in WWII <ul><li>Finland vs. Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><li>1939-1940: the winter war, Finns lost </li></ul>...
Finland in the Cold War Neutral!
Government <ul><li>Parliament, President, and Prime Minister </li></ul><ul><li>Parliament and Prime Minister serve 4 years...
Finland and U.S. <ul><li>Finnish embassy in Washington D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>American embassy in Helsinki </li></ul>
Lahti, Finland <ul><li>Tiirrismaa- ski resort </li></ul><ul><li>Skiing Stadium- 295ft ski jump, cross-country trails, 3,30...
Urho Kekkonen <ul><li>The most popular political figure </li></ul><ul><li>Prime Minister in 1950 </li></ul><ul><li>Preside...
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  1. 1. Welcome to the Republic of Finland, where spending time in the sauna is a national past time. by: Ken Mills
  2. 2. Independence from Russia <ul><li>Conquered by czar Alexander I in 1809 </li></ul><ul><li>A revolution distracts Russia </li></ul><ul><li>On Dec. 6, 1917, independence was declared peacefully </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Flag <ul><li>Adopted on May 29, 1918 </li></ul><ul><li>White represents snow </li></ul><ul><li>Blue represents the lakes </li></ul>
  4. 4. Map of Finland <ul><li>Capital city is Helsinki </li></ul><ul><li>Lapland- northern region, home to the Sami, the native people of Finland </li></ul><ul><li>Savonlinna- international snow sculpture competition </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Renaissance & Reformation in Finland <ul><li>Part of the Swedish Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>No major influence to the renaissance </li></ul><ul><li>Protestantism replaces Catholicism </li></ul>
  6. 6. Finland and Absolutism <ul><li>Still controlled by Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>Russia and Sweden fight for control </li></ul>
  7. 7. Industrial Revolution, Imperialism, and Finland <ul><li>Now a grand duchy of Russia </li></ul><ul><li>Finnish nationalism spreads </li></ul><ul><li>Independence is wanted </li></ul>
  8. 8. WWI Affects Finland <ul><li>Russia has a revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Finland peacefully declares independence </li></ul><ul><li>Blockades cause food shortages and unemployment </li></ul>
  9. 9. Finland Fights in WWII <ul><li>Finland vs. Soviet Union </li></ul><ul><li>1939-1940: the winter war, Finns lost </li></ul><ul><li>1940-1941: the continuation war, Finns lost </li></ul><ul><li>Ceded the Karelia to Russia </li></ul>
  10. 10. Finland in the Cold War Neutral!
  11. 11. Government <ul><li>Parliament, President, and Prime Minister </li></ul><ul><li>Parliament and Prime Minister serve 4 years, President serves 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Tarja Halonen (current president)- 1 st woman president, serving her second term </li></ul><ul><li>Matti Vanhanen (current prime minister)- serving first term </li></ul>
  12. 12. Finland and U.S. <ul><li>Finnish embassy in Washington D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>American embassy in Helsinki </li></ul>
  13. 13. Lahti, Finland <ul><li>Tiirrismaa- ski resort </li></ul><ul><li>Skiing Stadium- 295ft ski jump, cross-country trails, 3,300ft floodlit sawdust run </li></ul><ul><li>Kiverio- 165ft high water tower with a café at 130ft </li></ul>
  14. 14. Urho Kekkonen <ul><li>The most popular political figure </li></ul><ul><li>Prime Minister in 1950 </li></ul><ul><li>President from 1956 to 1981 </li></ul><ul><li>Kept Finland neutral during the Cold War </li></ul><ul><li>Arranged the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe in Aug. 1975 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helsinki Accords: settled post-WWII national boundaries </li></ul></ul>
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