Åland-Inseln: Das demilitarisierte Archipel in der Ostsee sollte Schule machen

The archipelago of the Åland Islands, located in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland, served as the westernmost outpost of the Russian Empire until 1918. The islands, which are predominantly Swedish-speaking, have been demilitarized since Russia’s defeat in the Crimean War in 1856 and have been an autonomous part of Finland since 1921. Being known as the „Island of Peace“ has become an integral part of the Åland identity. Åland has served as a model for South Tyrol and could potentially do so again in the future.

m sich die Menschen sicher fühlen können.