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  1. Yet Finland spends about 30 percent less per student than the United States. Still, there is a distinct absence of chest-thumping among the famously reticent Finns.

  2. Mar 31, 2022 · For the fifth year in a row, Finland has been named the happiest country in the world by the United Nations-sponsored World Happiness Report.And for the fifth year in a row, I’m surprised.

  3. Sep 13, 2022 · Scandinavian Countries . Geographically speaking, the Scandinavian peninsula is the area shared by Norway, Sweden, and a part of northern Finland. From this perspective, the Scandinavian countries would, therefore, include only Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. However, culturally and historically, the north of Europe has been the political ...

  4. The United States has placed first in the Summer Olympic medal table 18 times out of 29 Summer Olympics and 28 appearances. [circular reference] Unlike most other nations, the United States government does not provide funding for sports nor for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.

  5. The central leadership body of the Catholic Church in the United States is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, made up of the hierarchy of bishops (including archbishops) of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands, although each bishop is independent in his own diocese, answerable only to the Holy See. The USCCB elects a president to ...

  6. Miguel de Serpa Soares the Under-Secretary-General and United Nations Legal Counsel

  7. Linda McGurk not only offers a fresh perspective about parenting and outdoor play from a Scandinavian viewpoint, but she is a fabulous storyteller and will hook you on the first page.” —Angela Hanscom, author of BALANCED AND BAREFOOT "If There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather doesn’t make you want to move to Scandinavia, it will at least ...