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Big Brother Sweden
I've often heard Swedes say this, and the other Nordics have very different reactions to it.
Not sure how most Norwegians feel about it, but the few I've heard comment on it seemed to be okay with it.
18th March 2014
11 days ago
Finland's face is so epic
12 days ago
We want Sweden and Norway back!
15 days ago
18 days ago
Your borderline arrogant proudness is starting to annoy me.
19 days ago
I'm with Finlands face
Say it again Sweden and I'm coming for your Pigs
19 days ago
Finland's face is a picture.
20 days ago
I'm with Denmark on this one... he called himself my what?!?
23 days ago
1: We have never been occupied.
2: We have not lost an inch of our original territory.
3: We have concquered and kept half of our (old) arch-nemesis lands.
For these reasons alone, Sweden should be considered the Big Brother of Scandinavia.
24 days ago
and with what muscle can sweden protect anyone?
29 days ago
Now i understand why you are carrying on as you do. Your sources are from the early 20th century. Your entire premise is built around the idea that the TYW actually was a war between a Protestant side and a Catholic side. The only problem is that no historian today agree with you. Riddle me this: if the TYW was so fucking "Catholic vs Protestant" then why did Catholic France aid and abet Sweden and other Protestant nations? Why we're all the Armies except maybe ours, made up of Mercenaries who fought for money? The Warriors switched sides constantly depending on who paid better and where they could loot. And if you are capable of using basic logic then why in gods name do you claim that Denmark and Sweden were Allies AT THE SAME TIME as we both wanted dominance in Northern Europe? It makes no sense. It is true that both Sweden and Denmark wanted dominance over the Baltic Sea ("Dominium Maris Baltici") so why would we HELP each other in acheiving something that only one of us could ever achieve? Think, man.
The TYW had many reasons. Czech-German rivalry, French-Habsburg rivalry, Danish-Swedish rivalry and Spanish-Dutch rivalry just to name a few. That a couple of Catholics got thrown out of a window is a very small part of the bigger picture.
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