Finnish History Timeline

Finnish history from 1808 to the present day in just 51 pictures.
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21.	In 1917, in the midst of October Revolution in Russia, Finland declares independence. The Finnish maiden by an unknown artist, 1906

21. In 1917, in the midst of October Revolution in Russia, Finland declares independence. The Finnish maiden by an unknown artist, 1906

Finnish Markka (1860-2002). During the autonomy Finland also had its own army, postal service and a limited government in Helsinki.

Finnish Markka (1860-2002). During the autonomy Finland also had its own army, postal service and a limited government in Helsinki.

Russification begins in 1899, Finland lost part of its autonomy. Russian policemen looking for forbidden books in 1905.

Russification begins in 1899, Finland lost part of its autonomy. Russian policemen looking for forbidden books in 1905.

General strike in Finland in 1905. Russification ends. Picture of protesters gathered in town of Nurmes.

General strike in Finland in 1905. Russification ends. Picture of protesters gathered in town of Nurmes.

Finland was granted autonomy in 1809, but few improvements were made during the time of conservative Nicholaus I (1825-1855).

Finland was granted autonomy in 1809, but few improvements were made during the time of conservative Nicholaus I (1825-1855).

Time of russification was inspirational for Finnish artists. A painting by Edvard Isto: hyökkäys (“attack”) from 1899.

Time of russification was inspirational for Finnish artists. A painting by Edvard Isto: hyökkäys (“attack”) from 1899.

In 1905, first in the world, Finnish men and women received the right to vote and to  run for parliament.

In 1905, first in the world, Finnish men and women received the right to vote and to run for parliament.

The country was very divided and went through a short and bloody civil war in 1918. Orphan children of the losing red side of the war

The country was very divided and went through a short and bloody civil war in 1918. Orphan children of the losing red side of the war

Due to poor war preparations, the Russians conquered Finland in 1809. A painting about one of the few Swedish-Finnish victories, Battle of Koljovirta

Due to poor war preparations, the Russians conquered Finland in 1809. A painting about one of the few Swedish-Finnish victories, Battle of Koljovirta

The former capital, Turku, burns almost completely in 1827.

The former capital, Turku, burns almost completely in 1827.

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