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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 Iceland Finland Norway Denmark Sweden

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15 F
2 days ago #9391901        

I've mostly heard swedes saying this in regard to finns, were they are kind of right. Also, we don't really think that we're "wiser" and "protecting" them, it has mostly to do with Sweden being the largest Nordic country.

7 days ago #9389261        

Finland XD


14 M
13 days ago #9385834        

Wiser? That's funny. Here in Finland we make jokes about our "big brothers" being stupid. Like this one:
"2 swedes were walking on the beach. Suddenly, the other one yelled 'look, a dead seagull!'. The other one looked up into the sky and asked 'where?!'


25 M
15 days ago #9384969        

Big brother, sure. But wiser? no, that's never part of it. And not protective either really. It's more that us nordic countries got each others backs if something goes down, and that doesn't just apply to sweden i think. I'd like to beleive all of the nordic countries would help a brother in need.


21 days ago #9382344        

Northern England is crypto-nordic because of all the Scandinavian DNA the Vikings left behind in the Danelaw. Today there is new, non-violent Scandinavian invasion: Due to shortage of British sperm-banks, Swedish and Danish sperm donors are responsible for most of the IVF babies in the UK.

25 days ago #9380145        

@Svear . Sweden was "neutral" in second World War, but must remember that Sweden helped Finland quite a much for example in Winter War and Finland is grateful for that to Sweden;
“It is known that at least 8,000 Swedes voluntarily went to Finland to fight alongside the Finns. The Swedish government and public also sent food, clothing, medicine, weapons and ammunition to aid the Finns during this conflict. This military aid included: 135,402 rifles, 347 machine guns, 450 light machine guns with 50,013,300 rounds of small arms ammunition; 144 field guns, 100 anti-aircraft guns and 92 anti-armor guns with 301 846 shells; 300 sea mines and 500 depth charges; 17 fighter aircraft, 5 light bombers, 1 DC-2 transport aircraft turned into bomber, and 3 reconnaissance aircraft, totally comprising 1/3 of the Swedish air force at the time.”


666 F
28 days ago #9378397        

@ Can't really argue with that :)

28 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!


666 F
28 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
28 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.

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