Finnish History A-Z

Guess these people, places, and things from the history of Finland that start with each letter of the alphabet.
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A
The League of Nations granted Finland ownership of this island chain
Åland
B
Jarl who launched the Second Swedish Crusade against the Tavastians
Birger Jarl
C
War that killed over 36,000 Finns in 1918
Civil War
D
When part of the Kalmar Union, several kings from this country ruled Finland
Denmark
E
Organization that Finland joined in 1995
European Union
F
Event which killed one third of Finland's population in the late 17th century
Great Famine
G
Chemical element named after Johan Gadolin
Gadolinium
H
City that became Finland's capital in 1812
Helsinki
I
In 1995, Finland won their first ever championship in this sport
Ice hockey
J
Swedish king who assumed himself the title of Grand Duke of Finland
John III
K
Cold War-era president who ruled for 26 years
Urho Kekkonen
L
In 1944-45, Finland fought a war against Germany in this northern region
Lapland
M
Currency introduced in 1860
Markka
N
War in which the Swedish empire lost territory, including parts of Finland
Great Northern War
O
Event hosted in H in 1952
Olympics
P
Finnish Guards took part in suppressing the November Uprising in this country,
earning the Order of St. George
Poland
Q
This mineral was used to make tools during the stone age in Finland
Quartz
R
Country that took control of Finland in 1809 after winning the Finnish War
Russia
S
Indigenous people that arrived in Finland over 3500 years ago
Sámi
T
Finland's biggest and most important city during the Swedish rule
Turku
U
Finland's oldest type of this institute was established in 1640
University
V
Once the fourth-biggest city in Finland, lost after W
Vyborg
W
War fought against the Soviet Union in 1940
Winter War
X
Finnish studies showed that this chemical reduces cavities in teeth
Xylitol
Y
Common name for Finland's broadcasting company, founded in 1926
Yle
Z
1972 event in which secret papers were leaked to the press
Zavidovo Leak
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Level 57
Jan 17, 2021
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