Notably, nationalists did not consider the Swedish-speakers members of a different (Swedish) nation; in fact, many Fennomans came from Swedish-speaking families.The Finnish-speaking part of the population are called Finns, possibly including a subculture of Swedish-speaking Finns.Finland's nationalism also grew where cultural identity and control of their land became a priority.Expression of Finnish identity by the University docent, A. Arwidsson (1791–1858), became an often quoted Fennoman credo: "Swedes we are not, Russians we do not want to become, let us therefore be Finns." Nationalism heightened and resulted in a declaration of independence from Russia on December 6, 1917, Finnish Independence Day.The Finnish language is not an Indo-European language, and belongs to Uralic family of languages.
The 19th century brought a feeling of national Romanticism and Nationalism throughout Europe.The Finnish society encourages equality and liberalism with a popular commitment to the ideals of the welfare state; discouraging disparity of wealth and division into social classes.Everyman's right (Ministry of Environment, 1999) is a philosophy carried over from ancient times.The Kiukainen culture on the southwestern coast of Finland showed around 1200 BC.
From 1100 to 1200, the crown of Sweden started to incorporate Finland. Several wars were fought between Sweden and Novgorod and later Muscovy and Russia between 14.
The beliefs of the Finns are future employment security necessitating higher education in today's increasingly technological world. The largest subculture is the Swedish-speaking Finns.