A blog about the history, geography, and mythology of the Nordic countries.
Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland, and their associated territories.
Until the 1950’s agriculture was Finland’s primary source of livelihood.
For its high latitude, Finland has a mild climate, and contains over half of the arable land north of 60*N. It is therefore the northernmost farming country in the world.
This began to decline in the latter half of the century when inexpensive grain imports became available and industry took rise.