Dating sites in finland and estonia
Finland joined the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 1969, the NATO Partnership for Peace in 1994, and finally the Eurozone at its inception, in 1999.
Finland was a relative latecomer to industrialisation, remaining a largely agrarian country until the 1950s.
After World War II, the Soviet Union demanded war reparations from Finland not only in money but also in material such as ships and machinery. It rapidly developed an advanced economy while building an extensive Nordic-style welfare state, resulting in widespread prosperity and one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.
The first known written appearance of the name Finland is thought to be on three rune-stones.
The modern boundaries of Finland actually came into existence only after the end of Sweden-Finland.
What was signed over to Russia in 1809 was not so much "Finland" as six counties, Åland, and a small part of Västerbotten County.
In 1906, Finland became the second nation in the world to give the right to vote to all adult citizens and the first in the world to give all adult citizens the right to run for public office.Finland joined the United Nations in 1955 and established an official policy of neutrality.The Finno-Soviet Treaty of 1948 gave the Soviet Union some leverage in Finnish domestic politics during the Cold War era.After a brief attempt to establish a kingdom, the country became a republic.During World War II, the Soviet Union sought repeatedly to occupy Finland, with Finland losing parts of Karelia, Salla and Kuusamo, Petsamo and some islands, but retaining independence.