Scandinavia and the World

Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

I shamelessly stole the idea from this

I just wanted to make one that also made fun of the other coat of arms. :D

26th August 2010

Tagged in Finland Denmark Sweden Norway

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17 M
1 month ago #9340621        

I literally fell off my chair laughing at Finland's!

2 months ago #9331858        

I love norway's dancing

2 months ago #9330458        

Well, I don't know if there's an actual explanation, but I guess it's because lions are seen as strong, unbeatable, king-of-the-savanna animals. And to the cold north, where lions don't exist (otherwise in modern zoos) it must have been fasinating and a shown of superior power to have a lion on crests/flags/arms. ^^

2 months ago #9330324        

Haha "special lion". Norway's dancing lion is great! Any reason why they all involve lions? Do the Nordics love lions?



15 M
2 months ago #9329355        

*flower omnomnom*


21 M
2 months ago #9328065        


2 months ago #9327938        

You forgot the axe :P but i like him.

2 months ago #9324181        

Narnia: One AWESOME Lion (Insert Aslan here)


16 F
3 months ago #9322186        

Finland is special <33

3 months ago #9310591        

@MarcusZMonkey Actually when it comes to the Ingrian kids, many did continue their escape to Sweden and managed to avoid being sent back to the USSR the ones that were sent back were those who had made the mistake of thinking Finland would be a safe place for them.

NKVD was the predecessor of KGB and FSB. That is to say the Russian/Soviet state police. Three different names for the same friendly organisation. One could argue that NKVD having operated during WW2 was the most politically motivated and brutal.

What I mean by saying that calling USSR or Russia out on this is still not done is, Russian leaders and the nation as a whole still refuse to acknowledge that these atrocities happened. The Finnish political leaders and a large portion of the older generations still don't have the stones to demand even a recognition of let alone an apology over these atrocities. Russia still attempts to affect Finnish foreign policy and military decisions, but nowadays they are limited to the same political tools they use with other nations and have little success.

Karelians and Ingrians are Finnic people who lived (some of them still do) in pre winter war South-Eastern Finland and North-Western Russia. If you want more information on them google Finnic people. They suffered a great deal during Stalind purges.

A straw man is an imaginary opponent or idea that a person creates to argue against. What I'm on about is that many Internet generation Finns are proud of being Finns, but are afraid to express that because national pride isn't cool. Creating an imaginary Finn who is supposedly too proud of being a Finn and attacking that imaginary creation allows them to talk about Finland and Finnish achievements without feeling quilty about their national pride.

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