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10-27-2005, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Leo Naphta
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.
I should have been more accurate in my first post, I meant Åland has never been part of Sweden as long as Finland has existed as an independent society.

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Originally Posted by Leo Naphta
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.
What do you mean with "back then", to which era are you referring to?

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