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10-27-2005, 03:47 AM
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Leo Naphta
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Originally Posted by Pepper
It has been part of Finland as long as Finland has existed, League Of Nations ruled it's ours in 1921 decision after years of dispute.

It was yours only when Finland and Sweden were the same country.
Since Finland was a part of Sweden during all those years, Åland was ipso facto as much a part of Sweden as, for example, Öland. Describing this in terms of Åland never belonging to Sweden, is, mildly put, a strange way of putting things.

By the way Pepper, just out of curiousity, in which way was Åland part of Finland, back then? Was it ruled from the finnish mainland? I thought it was a separate "landskap", and not administratively tied to the Finnish mainland.

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