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Happy anniversary Finland!

Today marks 100 years since Finland extended full political rights to all men and women. That included not only the right to vote, but also to stand for election. Before that day, only a minority of the male population had such rights so it was a true revolution that affected men as much as women. By comparison, Switzerland only gave women the right to vote in 1971. Almost unbelieavable, isn't it?

I've always felt strongly about the right to vote and I still get upset at election time here in the States where it seems that most people consider voting little more than an inconvenience. And to think of all the people that have lost their freedom and their lives fighting for that right.

Well done, Finland!