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Should the Åland Islands become part of Sweden?

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Ethnic and Cultural Composition of the Islands

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  • The inhabitants of the Åland Islands are more Swedish than Finnish. There has been heated debate over whether the Åland Islands' inhabitants are ethnic Swedes or just monolingual Swedish speaking Finns. However, the Swedish dialect spoken in these Islands is more closely related to dialects of Swedish spoken in Sweden than in Finland.[1]



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Opinion of the inhabitants

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  • The Islanders would prefer to be Swedish. Shortly after 1917, the vast majority of the adult population of the Islands signed a petition to secede and join Sweden, although the accuracy of the the figure- 96.2%- has been questioned. However, it is clear from this that it is the majority that desired to be Swedish.




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Historical Ownership of the Islands

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