We now have a Finnish warblogger. Welcome, Teemu.
If you’ve heard Finland in the news at all lately, it’s probably thanks to this little trivia: Five million Finns export more manufactured goods than every single Arab nation combined. Odd trivia? Their language is more closely related to Hungary’s Magyar than Swedish.
I always did like Finland. Owned first in part by Sweden, then in whole by Russia, they always maintained their distinct identity. Stalin’s Red Army took months to cut through Finland’s Mannerheim Line — and they never did manage to subjugate the country.
Let’s see if Teemu Lehtonen us made of the same stern stuff.