Talk:Finland

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I need a bit more information on finland like what is the population and how many years has Finland been in Europe and why they called it Europe and how many people live in Europe and why they live there.

You can probably find more information in the English Wikipedia article. Archer7 | talk 12:03, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

How long Finland has been in Europe? Probably as long as Europe has been there... it hasn't really moved in recently. (Anneli, 17/5 07)

Prejudice?[change source]

Umm... I feel (as a Finn myself) that this article - especially from the Finnish people themselves - to be quite a stereotype. Small talk is not unknown here. The image circulating the Internet featuring all the different expressions of Finns that end up being the same photo over and over again is quite not what it really is.

Most amused I was when I read "Finns do not like cheating." What ever that might mean (poker games or relationships), can someone point a nationality that overall likes to cheat and when other people cheat?

As I'm actually not so good in Simple English (what are the odds of that, not speaking English as a mother tongue), could someone please change this section to be more accurate? --88.115.113.55 21:40, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

I removed the comments on small talk and cheating. I am also wondering about the "Finns like saunas and nature" comment. -- Creol(talk) 13:01, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
Well, we do. But that's sort of irrelevant, though. Still, there should be references to sauna and nature both in some other means. They both are a big part of the local culture and trademark features of Finland. :) And leastways, there's a typo. "Finns likes". --88.112.175.149 18:50, 19 March 2007 (UTC)


I want some sources for this article, since I don't really think that everything in it is based on facts. Like that there are only 1% of immigrants in Finland, I know there are not many foreign people, but that is extreme. I also wonder about the very simplified and somewhat incorrect description of the Finnish independence from Soviet Russia. And I miss the important detail of the Swedish-speaking population. (Anneli, 17/5 07)

Finland[change source]

I haven't yet read the entire page. I didn't even intend to read this at all, but as always got distracted while reading about something else. Besides noticing the generalizations, characterized as stereotypes by the native Finn who posted here, I also wonder about the accuracy of the statement that implied Santa Claus is a native Finnish belief, and the outright assertion that the Coca Cola company (presumably under its original ownership) "introduced Santa Claus to the rest of the world". I haven't the time to do the research, but I'm fairly certain that's a gross misstatement. I've only ever made minor edits on Wikipedia, and I don't really know how to even insert a note questioning the veracity of that statement. While I'd like to learn someday, right now my attention is required elsewhere. I'd very much appreciate if someone more experienced could either add that query, or confirm the truth or lie of that particular claim, and handle it accordingly. (It reminds me of something an ex-boyfriend inserted into a Goldman Sachs document in the 80s. For his own amusement, as well as to see if anyone ever actually read these reports, he included the claim that Goldman Sachs was the official investment banker to that year's Olympic Games. The document went through multiple edits and versions without anyone noticing his joke, and he had to delete it himself before the final copy was printed. I have to wonder if a similar joke is being perpetrated here.) "MustDotEveryi (talk) 10:23, 27 August 2014 (UTC)"