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  Liberalism and centrism in Finland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is limited to liberal and centrist parties with substantial support, mainly proved by having had a representation in parliament.
The liberal character of the Finnish Center (Suomen Keskusta), member of LI and ELDR, is however disputed.
At the autonomous island of Åland the Liberals for Åland (Liberalerna på Åland, observer LI) are a dominant force.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liberalism_and_centrism_in_Finland   (411 words)

  
 3. Finland. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
Finland remained under the control of the Russians, but nationalism continued to be strong.
The silver mark was designated as the monetary unit of Finland.
Prior to that, the Liberals had vied for control in the government with those who supported the use of Swedish, the Svecomen, and those who supported the use of Finnish, the Fennomen.
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 Encyclopedia: Liberal party
It usually designates a party that is ideologically liberal, meaning that they advocate individual rights and civil liberties, and sometimes left wing, meaning that they are egalitarian and believe in the redistribution of wealth from rich to poor.
However, there are also many Liberal Parties which subscribe to classical liberalism and therefore support a mostly unregulated free market, or who are actually more conservative in nature than their opponents, or whose views are right wing, libertarian, or difficult to categorise.
The Liberal Party was one of the two major British political parties from the early 19th century until the 1920s, and a third party of varying strength and importance up to 1988, when it merged with the Social Democratic Party to form a new party which would become known as...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Liberal-party   (1607 words)

  
 Presidency in Finland
Kallio was born in Ylivieska, in the north of Finland.
The election of Halonen as President of Finland is historical, since she is the first woman President of the country.
Labart, Niklas: C.G.E. Mannerheim The Marshal of Finland.
www.uta.fi /~lr63091/Finnish.html   (2512 words)

  
 Liberals (Finland) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liberals (Liberaalit) is a free market liberal party in Finland.
Originally named Liberal People's Party (Liberaalinen Kansanpuolue), it restyled its name as Liberals (Liberaalit) in the party congress on February 26 - February 27, 2000.
The change of name was registered by the Register of Associations on March 14, 2001.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liberals_(Finland)   (130 words)

  
 Swedish People's Party : RKP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the Parliament of Finland the representative for Åland is usually included in SFP's party-group, regardless of his/her party affiliation.
The SFP has as its main raison d'être the protection and strengthening of the position of Swedish in Finland.
The party's relation to Eurosceptics and issues of the European Union is complicated, partly due to the SFP's historical ties to Finland's wealthiest families.
www.findword.org /rk/rkp.html   (629 words)

  
 URALIC FAMILY HOME PAGE - 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 through sheer fortitude and will of the people, 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.
Not only is Finland engulfed in EU, but the people embrace western culture to a great extent, and in their enthusiasm to do so, have suffered linguistic and cultural decrement recently to powerful, magnetic Americanism that is readily available through all media sources.
peacecountry0.tripod.com /finland.html   (2051 words)

  
 The Revolution of 1905   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Finnish army was abolished and Russian became the official language in the government of Finland.
The Union of Unions, the Union of Liberation, the Peasants Union, and the Zemstvo Conference all agreed to call for a "fundamental law" based on the principles of western political democracy.
Finland had its liberties restored by Witte, but in Poland he declared a "state of emergency." Russian sailors at Kronstadt and Vladivostok mutinied but suppressed.
mars.acnet.wnec.edu /~grempel/courses/russia/lectures/23rev1905.html   (3121 words)

  
 Freedom in the World 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Finland adopted the euro and raised the minimum age for engaging in armed conflict.
In August, Finland deported 88 asylum-seeking Roma; they are now banned from entering Schengen Treaty countries (which consists of all EU member states, except Ireland and the UK, plus Iceland and Norway) and may have their passports confiscated for three years.
Finland's support of the European security and defence policy and the U.S. fight against terrorism since September 11, 2001, suggests that Finland is no longer a neutral country in the traditional, isolationist sense.
freedomhouse.org /research/freeworld/2003/countryratings/finland.htm   (1070 words)

  
 Why Finland Is Soft On Crime - Prison Talk Online
Finland's incarceration rate is just 52 per 100,000 people, less than half Canada's rate of 119 per 100,000 people and a tiny fraction of the American rate of 702.
Finland's extensive use of parole and early release also creates transition periods in which released prisoners are supervised while they try to get established in legitimate society.
Finland's reforms meant that this time was instead spent with families and communities, a contribution whose value is surely great, if incalculable.
www.prisontalk.com /forums/showthread.php?t=32053   (2494 words)

  
 WorldNetDaily: Blue America: The land of the easily offended
With the acknowledgment that there are many individual exceptions, a major defining characteristic of modern-day liberalism is the ease with which liberals take offense personally and/or on behalf of others.
Liberals' claims of being offended themselves or on behalf of a selected group are almost endless.
Liberal American Indian spokesmen and other liberals regularly tell us how offensive Indian names of sports teams are.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=41800   (625 words)

  
 Emancipating Finns (the s.c.nordic FAQ)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Finland also gets a Civil Service of its own, and in all aspects a more independent position then she had had as one of many parts in the Swedish realm.
For the self-esteem of the Finns it was of particular importance that prominent scientists (such as for instance family of geologists Nordenskiöld and the family of zoologists von Wright of which Magnus von Wright, became famous for his outstanding zoological paintings) were working at the University of Helsinki.
Initially, southern Finland (with a majority of the country's population and its major urban centers) is controlled by the Red Militias, while the White government controls the predominantly agrarian northern and central provinces.
www.lysator.liu.se /nordic/scn/faq435.html   (1000 words)

  
 TAP: Vol 14, Iss. 11. The -Ism That Failed. John Patrick Diggins.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Back during the Cold War, neoconservative intellectuals flattered themselves in their conviction that they carried forward the anti-communist cause that liberals had dropped in the late 1970s and 1980s, and they ran with it as though they had recovered a fumble and headed toward the goal line to win the game and enjoy the glory.
In his contribution to "Liberal Anti-Communism Revisited," the historian used the term "obsessive" to describe those who had absorbed themselves in anti-communism long after the communists in America had lost all influence in trade unions, government and higher education.
In late 1939, Russia went to war against Finland, a Nazi-leaning country that fought valiantly but, after seeing that the war was hopeless, settled for a compromised status under the Soviet behemoth.
www.prospect.org /print/V14/11/diggins-j.html   (3880 words)

  
 Liberals, Liberals Meetups, events, clubs and groups in your area - Meetup.com
Liberals, Liberals Meetups, events, clubs and groups in your area - Meetup.com
454 Liberals, friends, and people who want to learn more.
Meet other local Liberals to discuss the state of politics today.
liberal.meetup.com   (33 words)

  
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The liberals, who usually belonged or, for ideological reasons, stood close to the old upper class, welcomed this development with full hearts, as it was in line with their notion of Finland as part of, if not Western Europe, then at least western civilisation.
Finland was too weak and too close to Leningrad to keep the great powers away from its territory in the case of international crises.
Henning Söderhjelm, Finlands svenska arv (småtryck, Göteborg 1939), pp.
www.iue.it /Personal/Strath/archive/archive_seminars/downloads/meinander.doc   (6048 words)

  
 Migration News
Finland is a country of five million with an unemployment rate of over nine percent, down from 20 percent in the early 1990s.
Finland was a country of emigration until the 1990s, with emigrants going to the US and Sweden.
For Finland, the major migration issue in 2002 is when the Estonians are to be given full EU freedom of movement rights.
migration.ucdavis.edu /mn/more.php?id=2832_0_4_0   (556 words)

  
 Eye - It's not easy being Green-Liberal - 12.12.02
It so happens the provincial Liberals under Dalton McGuinty are promising a binding referendum on electoral reform in their first term.
If the Greens were to agree to throw their forces behind the Liberals in certain ridings, and those ridings were to be won, Green-Liberals would be in a new and powerful position.
I was a bit surprised that most of the people in the audience didn't seem to know that the Liberals have indeed promised a referendum on proportional representation, surely a matter of critical concern to a party with 6 per cent of the vote.
www.eye.net /eye/issue/issue_12.12.02/news/enviro.html   (735 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- Field Listing - Background   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809.
As a member of the European Union, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro system at its initiation in January 1999.
Initial closer ties to Vietnam and socialization were replaced with a gradual return to private enterprise, a liberalization of foreign investment laws, and the admission into ASEAN in 1997.
www.phatnav.com /factbook/fields/2028.html   (16146 words)

  
 Diet of Finland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Diet of Finland, Suomen valtiopäivät or Finlands Lantdag, was the legislative assembly, and successor to the Riksdag of the Estates, of the Grand Duchy of Finland from 1809 to 1906.
During the Finnish War between Sweden and Russia, the four Estates of occupied Finland (Nobility, Clergy, Burghers and Peasants) were assembled at Porvoo (Borgå) by Tsar Alexander I, the new Grand Duke of Finland, between March 25 and July 19, 1809.
This was thought to essentially mean that the emperor confirmed the Swedish Instrument of Government from 1772 as the constitution of Finland, although it was also interpreted to mean respecting the existing codes and statutes.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/D/Diet-of-Finland.htm   (807 words)

  
 History Alive -> Defining the Left
I think European liberalism has a wide range, I mean if you look back to the early 20th century, the liberals were more or less centre, but implemented more left wing policies than the more conservative establishment based governments.
The liberal parties then found themselves forced to the right by socialism as their reforms ran dry.
Today, Liberal parties have relative freedom to pick any part of the spectrum (covered by Liberals in the past that is) they like, and a number of parties span a wide history of their collective policies.
s3.invisionfree.com /History_Alive/index.php?showtopic=95   (1308 words)

  
 USA Spends the Most on Education –   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But the liberal media and press will refuse to make the connection between the Democratic Party and our nation’s embarrassing education system.
Liberals and the unions in the assistance of an uncaring and treasonous Democratic party, run the governmental education system in this country.
It is simply for jobs, power while refusing all efforts to fix the system.
www.liberalquicksand.com /education16.htm   (230 words)

  
 Nintendophiles Forums - Finland pwns all.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These so called "extremist liberals" are just north of the U.S in Canada and Canada is listed as one of the top countries.
I was presuming that when you said "extremist liberals", you were referring to the liberals in the U.S. Unless you're not blaming "extremist liberals" for the poor lack of quality education in the U.S. Anyway, Canada, when compared to the U.S. is extremely left of centre.
Yes, that is liberal, but I would not classify it as "ultra-liberal".
www.n-philes.com /forums/printthread.php?t=8201   (2117 words)

  
 Someplace Somewhere - Gay sperm is EVIL!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It's sort of like if you took the dumbest liberals in the US and put them all in one country and Canada is what you get.
When a liberal supports economic liberty, such as European liberals do, he believes in it, even though European politics is generally so far to the left (socialism) that a shift to the right (liberalism and conservatism) might be needed.
Therefore, it is wrong to claim that US liberals are more libertarian, because they are not at all so keen on supporting economic liberty.
www.someplacesomewhere.com /topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22113   (2902 words)

  
 Blue America: The land of the easily offended   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Blue states are blue states because all the liberals are holding their breath in a tantrum.
I believe that liberals are incapable of logic, cause and effect, reponsibility, accountability, and telling the truth.
I doubt the liberals are actually offended, but more likely are using it as a tactic against people and ideals they are opposed to.
freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1295931/posts   (3074 words)

  
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NDP MP Pat Martin said the Liberals stacked the committee room Monday in order to ensure the Governor General would not be examined.
He added some MPs on the committee were concerned about the focus on the trip -- which he said is to be paid for by the Department of Foreign Affairs -- because it doesn't necessarily form part of Clarkson's $19-million budget.
Clarkson is leading a delegation of 59 prominent Canadians on the mission to Russia, Finland and Iceland.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/scfcn/CTVNews/20030922/clarkson_trip_russia_030922/CTVNewsAt11   (596 words)

  
 The World Factbook 2004 -- Field Listing - Background
Ruled by Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries and by Russia from 1809, Finland finally won its independence in 1917.
In 1989 he resumed parliamentary elections and gradually permitted political liberalization; in 1994 a formal peace treaty was signed with Israel.
Founding president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya from independence until his death in 1978, when current President Daniel Toroitich arap MOI took power in a constitutional succession.
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 BCTF E-news, Vol. 4, #14, April 15, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Finland's ranking as first among 29 industrialized nations in mathematical literacy and problem-solving is drawing worldwide attention.
According to international assessments, Finland also has a much smaller gap between the highest and lowest test scores than many other countries including the U.S. Grouping students of mixed ability together is likely responsible for this notable lack of disparity.
Finland underwent significant educational reform in the 1990s.
www.bctf.bc.ca /bctfenews/archive/2004-05/2005-04-15.html   (1819 words)

  
 Weblog Entry - 12/16/2003: "A HELPFUL GUIDE TO WHAT'S LEFT: ECONOMIC POLICY"
Liberals support tax and transfer policies and public spending but (relatively speaking) shy away from market regulation, especially in the realm of trade.
The liberal is able to reconcile notions like labor, women, and race under a general rubric of benign indifference.
And as someone a bit closer to the left than the liberal, I was a little unhappy with the antiwar liberals who said "We don't have to invade Iraq because sanctions are working." There's moral clarity for you.
maxspeak.org /gm/archives/00001656.html   (3024 words)

  
 LYMEC asbl :: European Liberal Youth :: Free your mind!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Several hundred young liberals gathered in the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest on 4th-6th November to discuss the future of Europe in a conference organised by LiFE - Union of Young Liberals, a new civic liberal youth organisation.
LYMEC welcomes and supports the Preparatory meeting on the World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research, to be held on the 9th and 10th of November in the European Parliament.
Among those present to address the young liberals were Prime Minister of Belgium, Guy Verhofstadt, President of VLD, Bart Somers, and President of ELDR Party, Annemie Neyts MEP.
www.lymec.org   (1206 words)

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