Territory in northern Europe, ruled since 1917 by the Suomen tasavalta


Finland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Finland (Finnish: Suomi; Swedish: Finland), officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden in the west, Norway in the north and Russia in the east, while Estonia lies to its south across the Gulf of Finland. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Finland | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 100, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
"Parliamentary elections in April 2015 resulted in a change of government, as the opposition Center Party (KESK) gained the greatest number of seats and formed a coalition with the incumbent National Coalition Party (KOK) and the controversial anti-immigration Finns Party. Europe's refugee crisis challenged the new government, with arrivals spiking in the fall and straining available resources and public receptiveness."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 8.55, Rank: 9, Personal Freedom: 9.43, Economic Freedom: 7.68, Democracy Index: 8.87
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.68, Rank: 20