Finland’s first inhabitants moved northwards at the end of the Ice Age. Further waves of settlement came in 4000 BC and 1000 BC and although the population was spread out, distinct social groups began to develop. During the Viking era Finland’s location on the trade route between Russia and Sweden brought prosperity and conflict in equal measure, with attacks frequently made on Finnish trading posts by the Swedes and the Danes.
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