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A cold country that lays in Eastern Scandinavia the people in Finnalnd are Nordic and some viking backgrounds.The earliest traces of human habitation in Finland date from about 8000 bc, when the most recent of the Ice Ages was retreating. These primitive hunters and gatherers probably arrived from the east. Pottery making characterized another type of Stone Age culture (starting 3000? bc) known as the Comb-Ceramic; its practitioners were of a different origin. The succeeding Battle-Ax culture (1800-1600 bc) may have been brought to Finland by an Indo-European people from a more southerly Baltic region; these people were able navigators and also introduced agriculture. A merger of the Battle-Ax people and the previous dwellers resulted in the so-called Kiukainen culture (1600-1200 bc).

During the age of the Vikings the Finns became exposed to both eastern and western influences. Vikings from Sweden used the Åland Islands (colonized by Swedes in the 6th century ad) as a base for their journeys of pillage and trade into Russia as far south as the Black Sea. Although they did not actually participate in these Viking expeditions, the Finns benefited by the growing contact and the establishment of trading colonies in their country by merchants from Sweden and Gotland. At the end of the 11th century three Finnish tribes had spread as far north as the 62nd parallel: the Finns proper in the southwest, the Tavastians in the interior lake district, and the Karelians to the east. Saami were also living in the wilderness to the north. No unified government or state existed.

Also the finnish lanuage has been known to have hella long words like:pelimannimusiikki(I think i spelled that right)Some 72 percent of Finland is still forested.
I heart Finland! The people are nice and a bit suicidal BUT THEY DIDNT HELP THE NAZIS!
by Evil-ghost-ninja October 31, 2005
 
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Also home of great rally drivers and people who can drink pretty much anyone under the table.
by MoonKnight November 24, 2002
 
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The metal capital of the world.
Finntroll, Moonsorrow, Children of Bodom, Wintersun, Apocalyptica, Nightwish, Stratovarius...dammit, Finland kicks ass!
by Aentisanity July 18, 2005
 
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The country that invented malotov cocktails then with skis rifles and malotov cocktails kicked the ass of a country 100 times their size. Russia got owned 8 casualties to 1.
Holy shit did Russia get its ass kicked by Finland again?
by Ryan Lind September 19, 2005
 
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A country that is NOT a part of either Sweden or Russia. The home of the greatest people on the face of the earth. And of Matti Nykänen but lets not talk about that...
Been to Finland? Whatland?
by juhu February 08, 2005
 
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Country situated in Northern Europe in between Sweden and Russia. 2/3 of the country is just lakes. National language is Finnish (of the Finno-Ugric family of languages) although a small minority also speak Swedish. Famous for its typically tall, blond haired people, famous motor racing champions (such as Mika Hakkinen, Keke Rosberg and Tomi Makinen), Santa Claus (supposedly), good bands such as Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene and Nightwish (fronted by the stunning Tarja Turunen), not so great but strangely more popular bands such as HIM and The Rasmus, Nokia, saunas, high suicide rates and getting very drunk.
Finland is a cool country.
by TimFS October 24, 2004
 
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Home of friendly people and good hockey players. Everyone I have met from Finland has been cool. The country is actually pronounced in Finnish Suomi (god I hope I spelled that right).
What's the closest thing to a fish's asshole? A Fin! (Told to me by a fellow from Finland!)
by nikthenyetminder January 29, 2005
 
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I believe Michael Palin said it best: "Finland, Finlad, Finland, the country where I want to be, pony trekking or camping; or just watching T.V. Finland, Finland, Finland.
It's the country for me."
"Finland, Finland, Finland,
The country where I quite want to be,
Your mountains so lofty,
Your treetops so tall.
Finland, Finland, Finland.
Finland has it all."
You're so near to Russia,
So far from Japan,
Quite a long way from Cairo,
Lots of miles from Vietnam
by Ryan October 08, 2004