Finnish COVID Response and Happiness Comes From Finnish History

And explains how it became the world’s happiest country and managed its COVID19 response rationally and more effectively.

1. Finland fought harder than its Nordic neighbors multiple times for its independence: in 1917–19, 1939–44 and, finally, against the retreating Germans in 1944–45. High social capital in Finland comes from Finns taking sovereignty seriously and appreciating how hard won it’s been.

2. Moral integrity: Though allied with Germany in the Continuation War of 1941–45, Finland…

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Lester Golden

Lester Golden

From Latvia and Porto I write to share learning from life in 8 languages in 5 countries & seeing fascism die in Portugal & Spain in 1974 and 1976.