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Volume I: National Reports 1974

Heikki Jokela1

Finland (Suomi in Finnish; Finland in Swedish) was a part of the Swedish realm for almost 700 years until the war of 1808–1809 between Sweden and Russia when Russia conquered the country. In 1809 the Russian C…

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Heikki Jokela, “Finland”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 25 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

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