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A Short History of Finlandby Fred Singleton
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This is a second edition of the successful study of Finland in the English language. A Short History of Finland traces the historical development of the country from its settlement by the Finns in the first millennium AD to the present time, exploring Finland's earlier connection with Sweden, the complex relationship with Russia that has dominated Finnish history in the past two centuries, and the postwar achievements of the second republic. This second edition has been revised and updated by Emeritus Professor A. F. Upton, a leading scholar of Scandinavian history. It covers the impact of the break-up of the Soviet Union and brings events up to Finland's admission to the European Union in 1995.
Second edition which brings events up to Finland's admission to the European Union in January 1995.
A second edition of the most successful summary of Finnish history in the English language. Revised and updated by Emeritus Professor A. F. Upton, it discusses events in Finland from its settlement in the first millennium AD to the countryâ€™s admission to the European Union in 1995.
This second edition presents the reader with a clear and concise summary of Finnish history and geography. It traces the historical development of the country from its settlement by the Finns in the first millenium AD, exploring Finland's earlier connection with Sweden, the complex relationship with Russia, the post-war achievements of the second republic, and discusses the impact of the break-up of the Soviet Union on Finland and brings events up to the country's admission to the European Union in 1995.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-197) and index.
Table of Contents
1. History of Finland; 2. Finland and Sweden; 3. Finland, Sweden and Russia in the eighteenth century; 4. The Finnish national awakening; 5. The Finnish economy in the nineteenth century; 6. The political development of Finland, 1863-1917; 7. Independent Finland; 8. Finland in the Second World War; 9. Finland in the post-war world: the political situation; 10. The economy of Finland in the twentieth century; 11. The spirit of Finland; Appendices; Bibliography.
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