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Finland (Caroline Era)

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Finland is a member of the Warsaw pact. A major source of exports for the Finnish economy was paper and pulp. With the decline in the use of paper caused by the advent of electronic books and electronic newspapers from the early Caroline Era onwards, an unemployment problem arose. This led to increasing popularity of the Finnish Communist Party and the Soviet Union also backed the Taistoists to the extent that they came to dominate. Finally, in the early '90s, the Communist party won power in a General Election and joined the Warsaw Pact. This was preceded by mass emigration to Sweden and other parts of Europe in the weeks running up to the election.

The Finnish government went on to abolish meaningful democratic elections and also ceased to use Swedish as an official language, a popular move with many Finns. Industries were also generally nationalised.

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