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 ipedia.com: Finland Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Finland's nearly 700-year association with the Kingdom of Sweden is traditionally connected with the year 1154 and the alleged introduction of Christianity by Sweden's King Erik.
Finland consists of 6 provinces (lääni, läänit or län).
The climate in Southern Finland is a northern temperate climate.
www.ipedia.com /finland_1.html   (2287 words)

  
  Finland
The Republic of Finland (Finnish: Suomi, Swedish: Finland) is a Nordic country in northeastern Europe, bounded by the Baltic Sea to the southwest, the Gulf of Finland to the southeast and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west, and has land frontiers with Sweden, Norway and Russia and a maritime border with Estonia.
Finland's nearly 700-year association with the Kingdom of Sweden is traditionally connected with the year 1154 and the alleged introduction of Christianity by Sweden's King Erik.
The climate in Southern Finland is a northern temperate climate.
publicliterature.org /en/wikipedia/f/fi/finland_1.html   (2326 words)

  
 Finland
The Republic of Finland (Finnish: Suomen tasavalta, Swedish: Republiken Finland) is a Nordic country in northeastern Europe, bordered by the Baltic Sea to the southwest, the Gulf of Finland to the south and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west.
During the 18th century, virtually the whole of Finland was twice occupied by Russian forces (1714–1721 and 1742–1743), by the Finns known as the Greater Wrath and the Lesser Wrath.
Finland's policy of neutrality was moderated further from "active neutrality" to "military non-alignment," with an emphasis on maintaining a competent independent defence.
www.creekin.net /n66-finland.html   (3219 words)

  
 Finland
The Republic of Finland (Finnish: Suomen tasavalta, Swedish: Republiken Finland) is a Nordic country in northeastern Europe, bordered by the Baltic Sea to the southwest, the Gulf of Finland to the south and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west.
During the 18th century, virtually the whole of Finland was twice occupied by Russian forces (1714–1721 and 1742–1743), by the Finns known as the Greater Wrath and the Lesser Wrath.
When the Soviet Union fell in 1991 Finland was surprised and suffered economically, but was free to follow her own course and joined the European Union in 1995, where Finland is an advocate of federalism contrary to the other Nordic countries that are predominantly supportive of confederalism.
creekin.net /n66-finland.html   (3219 words)

  
 999 Finland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Republic of Finland (Finnish: Suomen tasavalta Swedish: Republiken Finland) is a Nordic country in northeastern Europe, bounded by the Baltic Sea to the southwest, the Gulf of Finland to the south and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west.
The beginning of Finland's nearly 700-year association with the Kingdom of Sweden is traditionally connected with the year 1154 and the hypothesized introduction of Christianity by Sweden's King Erik.
The judicial system of Finland is divided between courts with regular civil and criminal jurisdiction and administrative courts with responsibility for litigation between the individuals and the administrative organs of the state and the communities.
www.911finland.com   (3502 words)

  
 Finland at Caribbean Topfunwebsites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In 1808, Finland was conquered by the armies of Alexander I of Russia and thereafter remained an autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland in personal union with the Russian Empire until the end of 1917.
When the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 Finland was surprised and suffered economically, but was free to follow her own course and joined the European Union in 1995, where Finland is an advocate of federalism contrary to the other Nordic countries that are predominantly supportive of confederalism.
Today, Finland has Provinces of Finland ''(lääni, läänit)'' The province authority is part of the executive branch of the national government; a system that had not changed drastically since its creation in 1634 to the new division to "greater provinces" in 1997.
www.topfunwebsites.com /guyana/finland.html   (3239 words)

  
 Finland - Gurupedia
Baltic Sea to the southwest, the Gulf of Finland to the southeast and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west, and has land frontiers with Sweden, Norway and Russia and a maritime border with Estonia.
In 1808, Finland was conquered by the armies of
Church of Finland, with a minority of 1% belonging to the
www.gurupedia.com /f/fi/finland.htm   (1740 words)

  
 Finland and the Finnish related people
Finland's southern shores are at the approximate latitude of Yukon/Northwest Territories/British Columbia border.
Although Finland managed to remain outside the Soviet Union, she lost most of the province of Karelia and more than 400,000 people were relocated in Finland, which included the writer's parents and grandparents.
Finland is participating in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU); the currency (markka, abbr.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Parthenon/3818/finland.html   (2828 words)

  
 AlterNet: Globalization Has Increased the Wealth Gap
Many countries that experience high degrees of Globalization (as measured by trade/GDP ratio and levels of in/outward direct foreign investments) such as Canada, Sweden, and Ireland have relatively low levels of economic inequality while there are countries that have low degrees of globalization such as Argentina, Brazil, and Russia have incredible degrees of inequality.
No doubt the globalization yea-sayers will still be proclaiming it a good thing when circumstances have settled out into a tiny elite that owns everything, surrounded by a relatively small circle of the well off to service them in the more complicated ways, and the vast, vast majority living in abject poverty under sweatshop conditions.
Globalization is nothing short of the realization of that great Imperial financial-oligarchic vision of a world dictatorship in which no nation is sovereign and only the power of the merchant (Wall St & City of London financial elite) class is respected.
www.alternet.org /story/45833   (6649 words)

  
 G l o b a l i z a t i o n .&. E d u c a t i o n
Globalization and Education is an internet resource aimed at providing diverse perspectives on ways in which education is being shaped by global processes.
The program in Global Studies in Education is pleased to post here student projects on how issues of globalization are steering shifts in educational policies around the world.
This paper discusses the causes, processes and consequences of feminised migration in the context of East and South East Asia's expanding global capitalism, increasing feminisation of the economic means for family survival, and rising civil activism both in local communities and transnationally.
globalizationandeducation.ed.uiuc.edu   (1741 words)

  
 Consultation in Finland 13 November 2002 (National Dialogue)
Experiences and opinions on globalisation varied between participants, but it was widely accepted that Finland has generally benefited from globalisation.
Finland is also considered to be one of the most competitive countries in the world.
Education in Finland is considered to be of high standard, which is equal and irrespective of incomes.
www.ilo.org /public/english/wcsdg/consulta/finland   (284 words)

  
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Work at the global level should be to promote local action on the part of the organizations that were best equipped to translate good ideas into responses that heeded the needs of the vulnerable.
Finland had organised the Helsinki Conference, held last December, with the aim of promoting the establishment of new global partnerships that could lead to lasting positive results of globalization on the basis of equality and inclusiveness.
Finland, he said, hoped that this session of the Commission would be able to take concrete steps to promote these rights.
www.unhchr.ch /Huricane/Huricane.nsf/0e3eb737630f44ea80256601005b87be/3561288e33eda487c1256cee005c5c59?OpenDocument   (4795 words)

  
 Untitled Document
In 1808, Finland was conquered by the armies of Russian Emperor Alexander I and thereafter remained an autonomous Grand Duchy of the Russian Empire until the end of 1917.
Finland is a part of Western Europe and has a highly industrialised, largely free-market economy, with per capita output roughly that of the UK, France, or Italy.
Approximate distribution of Finland-Swedes shown in yellowThere are two official languages in Finland: Finnish, spoken by 92% of the population, and Swedish, mother tongue for 5.5% of the population.
www.naturemagics.com /world-guide/finland.shtm   (4481 words)

  
 History of Finland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Finland was part of Kingdom of Sweden from the 13th century to 1809 when it was ceded to Russia and became the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland.
Thus Finland was under an obligation to ensure the residents of the Åland Islands a right to maintain the Swedish language, as well as their own culture and local traditions.
Although Finland initially preferred entering into the European Economic Area treaty, the prospect of membership in the EC/EU became an increasengly preferred alternative after Sweden had submitted its membership application in 1991 and the Soviet Union was dissolved at the end of the year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Finland_and_Globalization   (6508 words)

  
 The President of Finland: Address on globalization and Millennium Declaration by the President of the Republic of ...
We believe that globalization could and should be a force for a brighter future for all people.
Unfortunately today’s globalization falls far short of this promise and is actually morally wrong and politically unsustainable.
The nation state is still a main actor in globalization and should provide a conducive environment for people’s self-fulfilment, starting with democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law, social justice and rooting up of corruption.
www.presidentti.fi /netcomm/news/showarticle.asp?intNWSAID=28042&LAN=EN&   (719 words)

  
 Economy of Finland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Finland's key economic sector is manufacturing - principally the wood, metals, engineering, telecommunications and electronics industries.
Unemployment continues to be a problem for Finland even if rapid growth of the production after the recession and active employment policies have reduced unemployment to 7,7 % of labor force in 2006.
According to Transparency International, Finland has the second lowest level of corruption in all the countries studied in their survey.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economy_of_Finland   (1155 words)

  
 Finland Diary
TURKU -- Finland is rich in colleges and universities -- probably a little too rich, according to Keijo Virtanen, rector of Turku University.
Having studied in the UK and taught here in Finland I can say that there are a lot of people who meander through their education and lack the focus that would come with a time limit.
I've studied both in Finland, where you don't necessarily have a clear idea of when you are going to graduate, and in the UK, where the 1st uni degree usually takes 3 years.
blog.washingtonpost.com /finlanddiary/2005/06/rich_in_higher.html   (16092 words)

  
 Manila Bulletin Online
HELSINKI – Top of global competitiveness and education league tables, Finland is keen to share the lessons of its successful economic and social model with the rest of the European Union during its six-month presidency.
Finland and Sweden had set an example by spending more than 3.5 percent of gross domestic product on research and development, and giving high priority to investing in education.
Finland’s industrialists are equally bullish about the need to make radical reforms, build economic bridges with Russia, and overcome fears of globalisation and EU enlargement.
www.mb.com.ph /issues/2006/07/03/OPED2006070368377.html   (623 words)

  
 UC Atlas Research and Debates » “Globalization and Rural Poverty” Bardhan 2004
He offers supporting evidence for both sides of the globalization debate and insightfully weaves the two together through current events and statistics.
He uses the concepts of trade liberation, export commodity concentration, and comparative advantage to illustrate the impact of globalization on rural poverty.
Bardhan fears that an increasing global network of industrial agri-business will lead to the exploitation of small, rural producers by large corporate marketing chains.
ucatlas.ucsc.edu /blog/?p=41   (753 words)

  
 Globalization and Health | Abstract | Global health priorities - priorities of the wealthy?
In this article three issues are considered: global health policy actors, global health priorities and the means of addressing the identified health priorities.
I argue that the arenas for global health policy-making have shifted from the public spheres towards arenas that include the transnational for-profit sector.
Infectious diseases have gained ground as global health priorities, while non-communicable diseases and the broader issues of health systems development have been neglected.
www.globalizationandhealth.com /content/1/1/6/abstract   (179 words)

  
 Egalitarian Finland most competitive, too | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Nowhere is this approach clearer than in Finland's schools, which at the end of World War II turned out some of the worst educated young people in the industrialized world, and now graduate the best, according to comparative studies by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Finland maintained high RandD spending even during the dark days of an economic crisis in the early 1990s that saw GDP fall 13 percent in three years and unemployment climb to 17.9 percent.
It helps, of course, that Finland's population of 5.3 million is largely homogenous, with a 6 percent Swedish minority and no significant immigration.
www.csmonitor.com /2005/1026/p01s03-woeu.html   (1953 words)

  
 A Fair Globalization
Calling for an “urgent rethink” of current policies and institutions of global governance, the report attempts to break the current impasse by focusing on the concerns and aspirations of people and on the ways to better harness the potential of globalization itself.
This report was compiled by the World Commission on the Social Dimensions of Globalization, co-chaired by the Presidents of Finland and Tanzania, and whose members include a Nobel Economics Laureate, parliamentarians, social and economic experts and representatives of business and multinational corporations, organized labour, academia and civil society.
Among its prescriptions for achieving a fair and inclusive globalization, the report proposes a series of coordinated measures across a broad front to improve governance and accountability at both national and international levels.
www.brookings.edu /press/books/clientpr/ilo/afairglobalization.htm   (333 words)

  
 Global Voices Online - Finland
The conference was a follow-up to the Helsinki Process on Globalization and Democracy initiated by the governments of Tanzania and Finland in 2002 to create a multi-stakeholder approach to solving world’s problems and build a lasting partnership between the North and South.
The main rationale behind the Helsinki Process is that since globalization is a cross-border phenomenon, it requires effective cross-border governance made up of different stakeholders such as civil society organizations, the media, trade unions, governments, religious institutions, academic institutions, private sector, and international organizations.
Finland for Thought passes on the news that it’s illegal to ride a Segway on a public road in Finland.
www.globalvoicesonline.org /-/world/western-europe/finland/feed   (6253 words)

  
 Finland for Thought | Politics, current events, culture - In Finland & United States | An American's blog in Finland
Both Finland and the United States have denied that the infrequency of meetings between Finnish and American leaders is an indication of problems in relations between the two countries.
In Finland, it’s perfectly acceptable, and the responsibility of each citizen to be the big brother of one another.
Finland's largest energy company, Fortum, had to explain why residents could be paying as much as 15 percent more.
www.finlandforthought.net   (5471 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The 2007 Import and Export Market for Electric Space and Soil Heaters in Finland: Books: Philip M. Parker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
With the globalization of this market, managers can no longer be contented with a local view.
The total level of imports and exports on a worldwide basis, and those for Finland in particular, is estimated using a model which aggregates across over 150 key country markets and projects these to the current year.
In doing so, we are able to obtain maximum likelihood estimates of both the value of each market and the share that Finland is likely to receive this year.
www.amazon.com /Export-Market-Electric-Heaters-Finland/dp/0546134270   (872 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The 2007 Import and Export Market for Iron or Steel Structures and Parts of Structures in Finland: Books: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
On the demand side, exporters and strategic planners focusing on iron or steel structures and parts of structures in Finland face a number of questions.
On the supply side, Finland also exports iron or steel structures and parts of structures.
In what follows, Chapter 2 begins by summarizing where Finland fits into the world market for imported and exported iron or steel structures and parts of structures.
www.amazon.com /Export-Market-Steel-Structures-Finland/dp/054620225X   (890 words)

  
 GRC Going Global Websites
The International Forum on Globalization - The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) is an alliance of sixty leading activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to economic globalization.
TMC-1999 -- Globalization and restructuring in the commerce sector: Their impact on employment and working conditions - 1999 ILO report "Human resource implications of globalization and restructuring in commerce".
Globalization and the Dismantling of Canadian Democracy - This article was prepared and distributed by the People Centered Development (PCD) Forum based on Maude Barlow's presentation to the globalization teach-in convened by the International Forum on Globalization in Riverside Church, New York City November 10, 1995.
www.earthwindow.com /grc2/resources   (6326 words)

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