Anu Partanen is the author of “The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life,” comparing everyday life in the US and the Nordic region.
First place in European Happiness Equality Index
Source: The Happiness Research Institute
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.
of Finns belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
Members in Finland's Parliament