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Finland

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

In 1863 the autonomous grand-duchy of Finland, which had been ceded to Russia by Sweden in 1809, had an area of 136,000 sq. miles and a population (census 1858) of 1,724,193. After an interval of more than 50 years the 4 estates (nobles, clergy, burghers, peasants) were summoned by tsar Alexander II on 19 Sept. and parliamentary and social reforms were promised. Finnish was recognized as the second official language beside Swedish.

Suomen Tasavalta—Republiken Finland

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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