Cases of colonialism and mass migration whose goal was to provide safe haven and/or a place of refuge for some persecuted group(s)?

May 2019
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Socially libertarian, yeah, I guess. They had public sympathy for the sick, lame, crazy, etc.

But remember the oil and gas taxes and the support of the feds gave them a 'government entitlement' mentality to an extent.
 
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Futurist

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May 2014
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Alaska gives every adult citizen a financial stipend from its oil revenues, no? In other words, a form of unconditional basic income that Alaska can afford to have due to its vast oil reserves.
 
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Which basically means a kind of Scandinavia mix of markets with socialism. Perfect culture for finn's to settle into. I doubt they would have assimilated into English speaking culture though and might have preserved their language similar to inuits. One thing I didn't feel happened enough in the new world where Europeans alll just adopted the dominant colonial language
 
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Futurist

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May 2014
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Which basically means a kind of Scandinavia mix of markets with socialism. Perfect culture for finn's to settle into. I doubt they would have assimilated into English speaking culture though and might have preserved their language similar to inuits. One thing I didn't feel happened enough in the new world where Europeans alll just adopted the dominant colonial language
To my knowledge, though, Finnish-Americans in other parts of the US did, in fact, largely assimilate into mainstream white American culture by now.
 
May 2019
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Which basically means a kind of Scandinavia mix of markets with socialism. Perfect culture for finn's to settle into. I doubt they would have assimilated into English speaking culture though and might have preserved their language similar to inuits. One thing I didn't feel happened enough in the new world where Europeans alll just adopted the dominant colonial language
Most Finnish immigrants in the Yooper melded into the American mind set.
 
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For the record, Yooper = Upper Michigan. Also, Yes, they remain aware of their heritage even nowadays but I'm not sure what else really sets them apart from other white Americans nowadays: