Ever wondered what it would be like to run a communist society, in Your authoritarian regime? How to be self sufficient, and not to rely any capitalistic influences (such as paying taxes from wages, paying for health and child care, tuition fees for universities, intentional unemployment to dump salaries, own cars on work trips, entry fees for swimming pools and cultural enrichment)!
“In the 1960s Finland got its own share of people’s revolution, and being such a good friend to the Soviet Union, a small municipal Sysmä in the county of Häme, voted for Sexit. Local people wanted to achieve great success, and marvelous future all by themselves.
Finland decided to acknowledge this social experiment, and created a quarantine zone around Sysmä. North eastern town Kangasniemi was set to be the control/staging point for more capitalistic western Finnish society, while south western Tampere was its socialistic counterpart.
The landscape of this small piece of Finland, next to numerous lakes of Päijänne in the forest filled landscape, with ice age formed gravel ridges, is now a stage for a socialist republic day dream.”