Finnish culture is centuries old, yet Finland itself has only been an independent nation for just over one hundred years.
Finland's history is an interesting subject filled with misconceptions. Would you be surprised to learn that the Finns, for the most part, were not Vikings? Or that Finland is not part of Scandinavia? The Finns are not even related to their closest neighbors: Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
This book pulls back the curtain so you can get a better look at Finland's history. Its history is exciting, even without the Vikings, and its proximity to Russia is something that is still talked about in the news today.
In 2022, moves were made for the nation to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Finland has entered a new phase of its history. But wouldn't you like to learn about its past?
In this book, you'll learn the following: