While Finland isn’t known as a top football country, Finnish soccer fans have plenty of cause for excitement as the 2018 World Cup plays out in neighbouring Russia.
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.
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