Area Handbook for Finland

Area Handbook for Finland

Area Handbook for Finland

Area Handbook for Finland

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After surviving centuries of Swedish or Russian domination, the Finns established their independence as a republic in December 1917. Since World War II they have rapidly industrialized their economy and have successfully followed a foreign policy of active neutrality, serving as a buffer and as an occasional interlocutor between Eastern and Western powers.

This handbook attempts to provide a comprehensive view of the dominant factors affecting the social, political, and economic life of the country. The approach is interdisciplinary, but the results are not exhaustive. The authors are indebted to numerous United States government officials and members of the Finnish communities in Washington, D.C., and New York for their generous and thoughtful guidance to the wealth of official and scholarly information available. Nevertheless, there appears to be a serious lack of definitive information on the Finnish social system.

Many terms appearing in this handbook have Swedish alternates, but only the Finnish spelling is used. Unless otherwise stated, tons used in production and commodity figures are metric tons. An index has been compiled for the benefit of the reader.

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