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finland

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Finland
By:Casey Brady The republic of finlands longitude and latitude is 64°00'N and 26°00'E Finland was the first european country to have a female president and prime minister The first people to live in finland were the Sami (Lapp) people. When Finnish speakers migrated to Finland in the first millennium B.C. , the Sami were forced to move northward to the arctic regions. By 1809 the country of Finland was conquered by Alexander I of Russia, who set up Finland as a grand duchy, Finland seized the opportunity to declare independence on Dec. 6, 1917 The USSR attacked Finland on Nov. 30, 1939, after Finland refused to give in to Soviet territorial demands. The Finns staged a strong defense for three months before being forced to join the Soviets 16,000 sq mi. Under German pressure, the Finns joined the Nazis against Russia in 1941, but they were defeated again and forced to cede the Petsamo area to the USSR Running on a platform to revitalize the economy, Martti Ahtisaari, a Social Democrat, won the country's first direct presidential election in a runoff in Feb. 1994 climate
finalnd,Helsinki has a climate that is transitional between maritime and continental. Summers are warm and bright, temperatures ranging from a cool 59F (15C) up to a hot 86F (30C) in the warmest month of July
geography
Finnland is 3 times the size of ohio
it is heavily forested and is has thousands of lakes and rivers and is mainly low marsh lands except for the very northeasat of the country off the southwest coast there are the swediah populated sland islands

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