Scandinavia and the World
Big Brother Sweden

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

Tagged in Denmark Norway Sweden Iceland Finland

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16 F
2 days ago #9378397        

@ Can't really argue with that :)

2 days ago #9378121        

@Murklan That's a myth though, deep down inside we all love eachother. Anyone who denies may in-fact be a nordic imposter!


16 F
3 days ago #9378037        

@Svear Oh yes, that to. However i've ben asking a few diffrent persons why they think Sweden is usually refered to as the big brother and the anwser seemed to usually be ''Because the other noridic nations hates us guts'' XD


20 M
3 days ago #9377960        

@Murklan I'd base the comic on Sweden being the biggest scandinavian country when it comes to population, area, language - swedish being the most spoken scandinavian language.

Protective brother is probably based on our size, since we're bigger we should be protective - although that's something we have to work on, in my opinion we are nothing without our fellow neighbors.



16 F
4 days ago #9377457        

You know when swedes say that they mean it in more of a ''Sweden is the more successfull norhtern country in most categories and is generally hated by the other nordics'' kind of way. Since, you know older siblings tend to be better at a lot of stuff compared to their younger siblings and is usually hated by the rest of the siblings because of it. Just wanted to give you some context :)

11 days ago #9373958        

@Svear or sister norway more precisely ? ;P


20 M
15 days ago #9372706        

@Niobesnuppa I agree. Nonetheless, I love you norway. xoxo

16 days ago #9372269        

@Svear Fair enough, but that still doesn't help with the whole "protective older brother" image. Brother, sure, but not a protective older brother.


20 M
18 days ago #9371696        

@Niobesnuppa I'd say it was a tough call for Sweden to make, we let them go cross the border - To stay neutral it was necessary, not helping really. Yet Imagine we didn't let the Nazis through, they would've forced themselves through. Considering Sweden was not really prepared to take on a fight with the Nazis at the time, alot more lives would've been lost overall for sure.

Disgusting filthy war-history aside. We're all scandinavians, to me - Sweden is as much yours, as it is mine. I proudly carry all our nordic flags ♥

22 days ago #9369443        

Sweden is "søta bror". Yes, they're sort of like a brother, but older wiser and protective? Pfffft, no. They don't exactly have a good track record of being protective. *cough* Helping nazis invade Norway during World War II *cough*

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