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The Åland Example

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Politicians, academics and journalists around the world often study Åland as an example of a successful solution to a minority conflict. The division of power between Åland and Finland, and the principle that any amendment to that division requires the consent of both parties, as well as the right of domicile, the rules on land purchases and Åland’s power to influence international treaties are some of the aspects of Åland’s autonomy that have attracted the interest of outside observers. Åland is considered a unique case for several reasons: its autonomy has existed for a long time, the solution was arrived at without force of arms, and Åland is both self-governing and demilitarised.

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