|Land Area||303,815 km2|
|Water Area||34,330 km2|
|Total Area||338,145km2 (#64)|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$226.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$40,600|
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- Animal: Brown Bear
- Bird: Swan
- Coat of Arms:
- Coat of Arms: The original design first
appeared in the 1580's on the monument of Gustav Vasa in Uppsala
cathedral. It was later adopted by the newly independent Finland as its
national arms in 1917.
The official description reads, "A crowned lion rampant on a red field holding a raised sword in an armoured hand replacing the animal's right front leg, and trampling a sabre with its hind legs; the lion, the crown, the hilts and the joints of the armour being in gold, and the blades of the weapons, and the armour itself being of silver; nine silver rosettes being scattered in the field."
- Flag of Finland
- Fish: Perch
- Flower: Lily of the Valley
- Motto: "Vart Land" "Our Land"
- National Anthem: "Maamme" ("Our Land"); with lyrics written by Johan Ludvig Runeberg and music by Fredrik Pacius.
- Stone: Granite
- Tree: Birch
What is a Puppet Government?
A "puppet state" is a government that has little will of its own, as it needs financial backing or military support. Thus, it acts an a subordinate to another power in exchange for its own survival. The puppet government still holds its own facade of an identity, perpetuated by retaining its own flag, name, national anthem, law, and constitution. However, these type of governments are not considered as legitimate according to international law.