The eyes of the world are on Helsinki as Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on July 16, 2018. But this isn’t the first time that world leaders choose to meet in the Finnish capital. See our slideshow.
A little more than a century ago, the newly independent nation of Finland experienced a short but brutal civil war. Though the conflict left deep scars, a culture of working together helped former enemies reconcile and allowed the country to progress relatively quickly in its nation-building process.
Second-least corrupt country
Source: Corruption Perceptions Index
Finland awards the International Gender Equality Prize, the first high-profile prize of its kind in the world, to someone who has advanced equality among genders. Rather than collecting the prize money, that person selects a cause to receive a major contribution.
in the world to grant women the right to vote (#1 in Europe)
Source: Inter-Parliamentary Union
The year Finland became independent