URALIC FAMILY HOME PAGE
1. Historical Maps of Finno-Ugric Inhabitation of Europe and Asia (1935):
2. Origins of the Finno-Ugric, Finnish People and Related Topics:
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4. Finnish Culture:
5. Finnish History:
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This web page is also about the rejection of the notion that being proud
of your origins is unpatriotic, nationalistic, or even racist. In today's
rapidly changing world, we need solid reference points about who we are and
where we came from. That is one reason I think that many people today are more
interested in their family history, and history in general. The Finno-Ugric
people are a group of people with common problems and interests,
linguistically and culturally related. Their struggle for survival is not
nationalism in the sense we have grown to understand it since WWII, but the
desire to live, thrive and not be absorbed by other nations - to retain
language and identity and live in peace. Diversity is good; with respect to native people, collectivism is bad. Nature loves diversity, only humans sometimes think everyone should be the same. The destruction of language as government policy is a form of genocide.
The largest political group of Finno-Ugric related people in the North are the Finnish people. This page contains first-hand information of Finland's own struggle against destructive forces that often rise up against these freedom-loving people. You will find a lot of information on the Finnish-Russian War, WWII. A collection of exclusive photos of the Continuation War on Laatokka (Lake Ladoga), Karelia, is presented in Antti's Photo Gallery.
When I first began this site, (c. 1997) a reader emailed me and asked me if I thought the Finnish language was in danger. I did not think it was at the time. The Finnish language as I know it, may be in danger now. Linguistic and cultural waves from America are eroding the once proud Finnish shores, that were defended jealously. Today, more than ever, Finnish words are being junked in favor of English words, Finnish culture for Hollywood. Historically this has always happened, but recently the process has intensified. Perhaps the Finns themselves are not aware, but visitors notice the change. The future of Finnish language rests with the Finns themselves, and their own will to preserve their language and culture.
My wish for the new year is this: that everyone chooses peace rather than war. Whether Christian or Moslem or whatever, denouncing violence makes sense because the good creator could only want harmony between His created beings. To believe otherwise would mean we are nothing but toys that the creator uses for His own amusement: war games. No country is the great Satin, nor the great Creator. We each have one or the other within ourselves and it is up to us to do good toward others to create the peaceful world we all want for ourselves and our loved ones. Peace.
Best wishes to all of you somewhere out there in cyberspace. From the shores of the beautiful Pacific Ocean... Thank you for dropping by to visit!
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