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Not Finland! Hey, guys? Finland's dead. ~ Randy Marsh

Finland (Finnish: Suomi), officially the Republic of Finland, is a country in the northern European Union, a peninsula with Gulf of Finland to the south and Gulf of Bothnia to the west. It has land borders with Sweden and Norway to the north and Russia to the east. Finland is part of the geographic region of Fennoscandia, which also includes Scandinavia and parts of Russia.




  • Under-representation of women and other inequality among researchers is a problem that will not solve itself as women acquire competence. As a country whose women are highly educated, Finland is a good example of this.
    • Tarja Halonen at the opening of the Women of Learning exhibition in Helsinki on 8th of May, 2000[1]


  • Oh, whiteswans, guests of Lapland summer,
    thee high dreams, I welcome!
    Oh, stay please, lay down here a nest,
    if thee moveth to south yet!
    • Oi, valkolinnut, vieraat Lapin kesän,
      te suuret aatteet, teitä tervehdän!
      Oi, tänne jääkää, tehkää täällä pesä,
      jos muutattekin maihin etelän!
    • Lapin Kesä, Eino Leino


Randy Marsh: Not Finland! Hey, guys? Finland's dead.
  • South Park, written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone


  • Our legislation in this area needed to be updated, and especially in light of France’s request for armed assistance after the attacks in Paris. We realized that our existing legislation was not flexible enough. We live in a fast changing world, and our laws on overseas military support must reflect new realities.
  • There is faith in Finland. We have a strong history. We have always gotten our economy into shape, and there is still confidence in that abroad. There is faith that the government's measures are correct and that Finland will be able to get its economy onto a growth track and its public finances into order.
  • This spring will be make-or-break for the Finnish economy. We’ll see Finland again move towards an economic miracle. In Finland we were used to increasing the size of the welfare state because we had so many people in the labour force


  • It was like discovering a complete wine-filled cellar filled with bottles of an amazing wine of a kind and flavor never tasted before. It quite intoxicated me….

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