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    Puukkojunkkari (or häjy. translated to English as knife-fighter) was a term used of troublemakers who were active in the Southern Ostrobothnia region of Finland in the 19th century.

    Fights among puukkojunkkarit were common, and often resulted in homicide; one could even get stabbed at a funeral. Puukkojunkkarit usually made trouble at weddings, stole horses and circulated among towns and villages. They also participated in gambling, thievery and courtship with women. The most notorious puukkojunkkarit lived in towns near the Lapuanjoki river, such as Alahärmä. The first homicides happened in the 1790s, but the famous "golden age" of puukkojunkkarit lasted from the 1820s to the 1880s. Puukkojunkkarit were present in all society classes. They included both free houseowners and farm servants. The houseowners were often gang leaders. Puukkojunkkarit were often feared and respected, and fought for their honour. The code of honour disallowed fear and respected fighting. Puukkojunkkarit were often difficult to prosecute because few people dared testify against them.

    Puukkojunkkarit also received admiration and respect because they dared to stand up against society and authorities. Many attempts have been made to explain the rise of puukkojunkkarit. In the 19th century, the living standard in Ostrobothnia rose, and because of this, weddings became grandiose events with lots of alcoholic beverages. Young men in Ostrobothnia did not often get a chance to inherit their own farm in their home town and earn their own wealth, which led to frustration.
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    Finns are mostly some type of European Eskimo aren't they?
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    they got sum turkic and asiatic blood in them.

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