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Treaty of Fredrikshamn Signed (1809)

In the 17th century, Sweden was a major European power and controlled most of the Baltic coast. However, its expansion in the Baltic Sea coastlands antagonized Russia, Denmark-Norway, and Saxony-Poland, which formed an anti-Swedish coalition. The resultant Great Northern War cost Sweden much of its territory and marked the emergence of Russia as a major power. After Russia and Sweden clashed again in the 19th century, the 1809 Treaty of Fredrikshamn forced Sweden to cede all of what country? More...
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According to the treaty Sweden ceded parts of the provinces Lappland and Västerbotten (east of Tornio River and Muonio River), Åland, and all provinces east thereof. The ceded territories came to constitute the Grand Duchy of Finland, to which also the Russian 18th century conquests of Karelia, including small parts of Nyland and Savonia (later to be called Old Finland), were joined in 1812 as Viborg County. Together with the Diet of Porvoo (1809), and the Oath of the Sovereign, the Treaty of Fredrikshamn constitutes the cornerstone for the autonomous Grand Duchy, its own administration and institutions, and thereby a start of the development which would lead to the revival of Finnish culture, to equal position of the Finnish language, and ultimately in 1917 to Finland's independence.
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The Treaty of Fredrikshamn relinquishes the territory of what will become Finland to Russia.

On this day September 17th, in 1809 The Treaty of Fredrikshamn relinquishes the territory of what will become Finland to Russia. Finland became an autonomous Grand Duchy in the Russian Empire until the end of 1917 when they declared independence. Like many cultures, Russia desired to impress its culture onto Finland, yet the Finnish managed to retain their own.

Modern day Finland is ranked 2nd in Gross National Happiness and has the lowest still births out of any other country. As one of the wealthiest countries in the world, they have the most free press available to the public in the world with over 200 newspapers and 2,100 professional magazines.

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Don't know Sweden is that strong before. Sorry, Sweden!
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