Area Handbook for Finland

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FINLAND
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
FOREWORDiii
PREFACEv
COUNTRY SUMMARYvii
SECTION I. SOCIAL
Chapter 1. General Character of the Society1
2. Historical Setting9

Swedish Union (1154-1809)-- Russian Grand Duchy (1809- 1917)-- Independence-- Between the World Wars-- Finland and World War II

3. Environment and Population35

Physiography-- Population-- Settlement Patterns-- Labor Force-- Future Growth

4. Social System49

Ethnic Groups and Languages-- Social Stratification-- Family and Kinship

5. Living Conditions57

Health-- Housing-- Social Services-- Patterns of Living and Leisure

6. Religious Life71

Religious Identification-- The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland-- Other Churches-- Religion and Society

7. Education and Mass Communications81

Education-- Mass Communications

8. Artistic and Intellectual Development97

The Kalevala-- Literature and Poetry-- Theater-- Music-- Painting-- Sculpture and Design-- The Applied Arts-- Architecture and Town Planning-- Scholarly and Scientific Research

SECTION II. POLITICAL
Chapter 9. The Governmental System121

Historical Background-- Constitutional Structure-- Structure and Functioning of the Government-- The Electoral System

10. Political Dynamics, Attitudes, and Values139

Political Participation and Competition-- Political Values, Attitudes, and Issues

11. Foreign Relations153

Finnish Neutrality-- Bilateral Relations-- Multilateral Relations-- Conduct of Foreign Policy-- The Administration of Foreign Affairs-- Domestic Reaction to Foreign Relations

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Preface v
  • COUNTRY SUMMARY vii
  • FINLAND - TABLE OF CONTENTS xi
  • Contents xii
  • Contents xiii
  • SECTION I. SOCIAL 1
  • Chapter 2 - HISTORICAL SETTING 9
  • Chapter 3 - ENVIRONMENT AND POPULATION 35
  • Chapter 4 - SOCIAL SYSTEM 49
  • Chapter 5 - LIVING CONDITIONS 57
  • Chapter 6 - RELIGIOUS LIFE 71
  • Chapter 7 - EDUCATION AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS 81
  • Chapter 8 - ARTISTIC AND INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT 97
  • SECTION II. POLITICAL 121
  • Chapter 10 - POLITICAL DYNAMICS, ATTITUDES, AND VALUES 139
  • Chapter 11 - FOREIGN RELATIONS 153
  • SECTION III. ECONOMIC 167
  • Chapter 13 - AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY 181
  • Chapter 14 - TRADE, TRANSPORTATION, AND SERVICES 193
  • SECTION IV. NATIONAL SECURITY 207
  • Chapter 16 - THE ARMED FORCES 213
  • Index 247
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