1919 Finland - Parliamentary Democracy
6th December 2017 - 100th Anniversary of Finish independence from Russia.
2019 - 100th Anniversary of the Finnish parliamentary democracy.
Finland had been a grand duchy in the Russian Empire until 1917 when it gained independence.
After the 1917 February Revolution, the position of Finland as part of the Russian Empire was questioned by the Finnish population. Since the head of state was the tsar of Russia, it was not clear who the chief executive of Finland was after the revolution. The Finnish parliament, passed the so-called Power Act to give the highest authority to the Parliament. This was rejected by the Russian Provisional Government which decided to dissolve the Parliament.
The October Revolution in Russia changed the geopolitical situation anew. Suddenly, the right-wing parties in Finland started to reconsider their decision to block the transfer of highest executive power from the Russian government to Finland, as the Bolsheviks took power in Russia. Rather than acknowledge the authority of the Power Law of a few months earlier, the right-wing government declared independence on 6 December 1917.