Destination: FINLAND
Introduction

``T HE appearance of the town is entirely modern, in some respects suggesting America rather than Europe.''
An early reference to Helsinki, from Russia with Tehran, Port Arthur and Peking by German travel publisher Karl Baedeker


Senate Square in Helsinki


Introduction

Finland, one of the world's great survivors, is a small nation that has had to contend with harsh nature and belligerent neighbors in an often hostile northern European world. For centuries Finland was trapped between the aggressive ambitions of Sweden and Russia, and then in the 20th century between the Eastern and Western protagonists of the Cold War. The country's emergence as a self-confident, modern nation, with its historic identity intact, is a celebration of steady nerve, political shrewdness and tenacity.
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