History UsefulNotes / Finland

31st Dec '16 6:57:35 PM nombretomado
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* Music/{{Lordi}} - Hard Rock band, EurovisionSongContest winners

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* Music/{{Lordi}} - Hard Rock band, EurovisionSongContest Series/EurovisionSongContest winners
12th Nov '16 4:46:57 PM nombretomado
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* Lauri Törni/Larry Thorne - A Finnish officer and a legendary soldier during World War II. He is most famous for serving as a military officer in three different armies: He left the Finnish Army after the end of the Continuation War in 1944 and joined the German [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Waffen-SS]] so he could keep fighting the Soviets, then eventually made his way to the United States after the end of World War II and joined the [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks U.S. Army]] in 1954 under the name of Larry Thorne. He was reported MIA in Vietnam while serving as an officer in the Green Berets; there is a rumor that he inspired the JohnWayne feature of the same name. Again belongs to NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast.

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* Lauri Törni/Larry Thorne - A Finnish officer and a legendary soldier during World War II. He is most famous for serving as a military officer in three different armies: He left the Finnish Army after the end of the Continuation War in 1944 and joined the German [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Waffen-SS]] so he could keep fighting the Soviets, then eventually made his way to the United States after the end of World War II and joined the [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks U.S. Army]] in 1954 under the name of Larry Thorne. He was reported MIA in Vietnam while serving as an officer in the Green Berets; there is a rumor that he inspired the JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne feature of the same name. Again belongs to NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast.
11th Oct '16 10:02:43 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* Sami Hyypiä - Football (proper football) player, central defender and captain for Liverpool FC for ten years. Now turns out for Leverkusen in Germany in what Liverpool fans consider a great mistake.

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* Sami Hyypiä - Football (proper football) player, central defender and captain for Liverpool FC for ten years. Now turns out years, winning the FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield, UEFA Cup and the UsefulNotes/UEFAChampionsLeague in the process. Allowed to leave for Leverkusen in Germany in what Liverpool fans consider considered a great mistake.mistake. Current manager of FC Zurich in Switzerland after spells in charge of Leverkusen, Brighton Hove Albion and as assistant manager to the Finland national team.
18th Sep '16 3:10:57 PM nombretomado
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* Remedy Entertainment - Software developers, creators of ''VideoGame/DeathRally'', ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' and ''AlanWake''.

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* Remedy Entertainment - Software developers, creators of ''VideoGame/DeathRally'', ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' and ''AlanWake''.''VideoGame/AlanWake''.
1st Sep '16 12:17:27 PM CrystalGlacia
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* Lauri and Anni Vuohensilta - Creators and hosts of the WebVideo/HydraulicPressChannel.
23rd Jun '16 5:45:19 AM RezaMaulana98
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* Mika Häkkinen - UsefulNotes/FormulaOne driver (world champion 1998 & 1999, considered by Michael Schumacher his only real rival).

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* Mika Häkkinen - UsefulNotes/FormulaOne driver (world champion 1998 & 1999, considered by Michael Schumacher as his only real rival).



* Jyrki Järvilehto ("JJ Lehto") - UsefulNotes/FormulaOne and endurance driver (Le Mans 24h overall win 1995 ([=GT1=]) & 2005 ([=LMP1]))

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* Jyrki Järvilehto ("JJ Lehto") - UsefulNotes/FormulaOne and endurance driver (Le Mans 24h 24 Hours overall win winner in 1995 ([=GT1=]) & 2005 ([=LMP1]))([=LMP1=]))
21st May '16 3:12:37 AM erforce
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* Renny Harlin - Film director, made action movies in TheNineties.

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* Renny Harlin Creator/RennyHarlin - Film director, made action movies in TheNineties.
30th Mar '16 9:27:29 PM Specialist290
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Finland is the world's best country chosen by the Newsweek (''Take that Sweden!''). In fact, due to its awesome school system [[spoiler:and Newsweek's dodgy scoring system]] Finland got 102 points for education -- out of 100.

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Finland is the world's best country chosen by the Newsweek (''Take that Sweden!''). In fact, due to its awesome school system [[spoiler:and Newsweek's dodgy scoring system]] Finland got 102 points for education -- [[BrokeTheRatingScale out of 100.
100]].
15th Oct '15 6:47:28 PM GastonRabbit
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The Finnish language is notoriously alien-looking to speakers of Indo-European languages (such as English and Swedish)[[note]]In the context of all the languages in the world, however, it isn't particularly strange[[/note]]; it is part of the completely unrelated Uralic group (including the closely related Estonian, the very distantly related Hungarian, the Sámi languages spoken in Lapland and a number of minority languages in Russia). It was this strangeness that attracted Creator/JRRTolkien to the language, and he used Finnish as the basis for his invented Elvish languages (specifically Quenya) -- though he later changed the spelling to a more Latinate form that would look more appealing to English eyes. That said, Finnish is actually spelled very much like classical Latin, probably because Finnish spelling was deliberately created a relatively short time ago.

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The Finnish language is notoriously alien-looking to speakers of Indo-European languages (such as English and Swedish)[[note]]In the context of all the languages in the world, however, it isn't particularly strange[[/note]]; it is part of the completely unrelated Uralic group (including the closely related Estonian, the very distantly related Hungarian, the Sámi languages spoken in Lapland Lapland, and a number of minority languages in Russia). It was this strangeness that attracted Creator/JRRTolkien to the language, and he used Finnish as the basis for his invented Elvish languages (specifically Quenya) -- though he later changed the spelling to a more Latinate form that would look more appealing to English eyes. That said, Finnish is actually spelled very much like classical Latin, probably because Finnish spelling was deliberately created a relatively short time ago.
5th Sep '15 1:42:29 AM GastonRabbit
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Finland ('''Finnish:''' ''Suomi'', '''Swedish:''' ''Finland''), officially known as the Republic of Finland ('''Finnish:''' ''Suomen tasavalta'', '''Swedish:''' ''Republiken Finland''), is a large, mostly empty country squeezed between UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} and UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}. Though ethnically distinct from both, it has generally been ruled by one or the other for most of its history. After centuries of Swedish domination (leading to Finland still having a sizable Swedish-speaking minority), it was handed over to Russia in 1809 and remained under the Tsar until the revolutions of 1917 gave it the chance to break free.

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Finland ('''Finnish:''' ''Suomi'', '''Swedish:''' ''Finland''), officially known as the Republic of Finland ('''Finnish:''' ''Suomen tasavalta'', '''Swedish:''' ''Republiken Finland''), is a large, mostly empty country squeezed between UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} and UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}.UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, with its northern border being shared with UsefulNotes/{{Norway}}. Though ethnically distinct from both, it has generally been ruled by one or the other for most of its history. After centuries of Swedish domination (leading to Finland still having a sizable Swedish-speaking minority), it was handed over to Russia in 1809 and remained under the Tsar until the revolutions of 1917 gave it the chance to break free.



* Linus Torvalds initial creator of Linux kernel and the Git software used to maintain it.

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* Linus Torvalds initial creator of the Linux kernel and the Git software used to maintain it.
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