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I shamelessly stole the idea from this

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

25th August 2010


28 M
15 days ago #9284400        

love the dancing one :D

15 days ago #9284374        

@MarcusZMonkey Well, what you have to understand is, that Finns value modesty to ridiculous extremes. Your average Finn will make the self-deprecating Brit look downright boastful by comparison.

The other thing you have to understand is that there is a lot of nasty stuff people in the west don't know and don't want to know about what happened in Finland after the war. After the war the allied surveillance committee arrived in Finland to oversee the fulfilling of the conditions of the peace treaty. The thing is, while this was an allied surveillance commission working under the mandate of the victorious allies, almost all the members were from Soviet Union (there were some British members, but they took a passive role) and the commission was basically a shadow government whose demands needed to be met or Soviet Union would occupy Finland.

These requirements included the disbandment of the White guard and Lotta Svärd as fascist organizations (neither actually was fascist). The approval of a legislation, which retroactively defined actions, that were not crimes when committed, as criminal. This particular piece of legislation led to, for example, president Risto Ryti being sentenced to 10 years in prison as a war criminal. He was never responsible for any war crimes, but was convicted because he gave Nazi Germany a personal guarantee that Finland would keep fighting in exchange for continued shipments of food and equipment. However his plan was to resign from the position, so Finland could negotiate a peace with USSR. He did this knowing full well what the consequences for him would be, essentially sacrificing himself for Finland (now that's what I call a statesman).

Then there was the matter of USSR demanding the return of all Ingrian orphans aged 1-16, who had escaped from USSR to Finland. In total 260 children were returned to Soviet Union and if you think they were allowed to return to their home areas, you don't know comrade Stalin too well. They were deported to areas deep inside Soviet Union.

Add to this the terror of the red state police, which was essentially like NKVD operating in Finland, and you start getting a picture of just how nasty the post-war years were in Finland. Even talking about all the crap USSR pulled in the post war years was a big no no until at least the 70s and calling USSR or Russia out on it is still not done. Any mention of the faith of the Baltic-Finnic people who were left in the Soviet Union, such as Ingrians and Karelians, was seen as warmongering and history teachers still largely ignore the subject. At the same time Russian propaganda describes Finland as a fascist nation of enthusiastic Nazis.

The fear of Soviet invasion and shame over what was done after the war to avoid it, pretty much stomped national pride out of Finnish culture. It's been slowly coming back over the past decade or two, but it's still not cool to be proud of Finland in public. And that's why so many Finns still need to create these straw men to argue against/scold. They don't want to be uncool.

16 days ago #9283451        

@Lumberjack ill read your comment on Simo later...

for now though, how would any1 grow up out of finnish pride? they kicked Russian ass with absolutely nothing in the war. its really hard to choose what to respect most, finland or the UK. man u gotta see some of the stuff they did... they made makeshift slingshots with large sticks and socks or underwear (maybe xD ) to launch egg bombs at tanks. this worked in the winter war, but ide like to see them try that on a t34. they rammed logs into tank tracks to immobilize them for capture, then fix the problem and drive off with the tank. it was all really interesting stuff on the finnish front.
I wonder if they used the slingshots to launch molotoves. man that would be cool.
they were also developing some pretty neat technology too. I think I saw something with night vision and I think it was at a late stage of the war maybe, but im not sure. the link to the site is on my pc at home so I might show u it later if u want.

also I think there should be the human arm, cos then the lion would be some kind of "special"/mutant. judging by the link under the comic I wonder if the lion is supposed to be "special"

17 days ago #9282712        

I don't know if I should be amused or exasperated by the Finns in the comments claiming that other Finns need to get a sense of humour. If you're not from Finland you're probably wondering where all these butt hurt Finns they are referring to are. The simple answer is that they don't exist. The Finns who know about the retarded lion either like it or just don't care.

The reason there are always so many Finns complaining about other Finns not being able to take a joke is very simple. National pride isn't considered cool in Finland. So these people have to create a straw man to argue with just so they can talk about Finland. It's the exact same thing with people claiming other Finns make a big deal out of Finland being recognized abroad. This doesn't happen, it's just an excuse for them to talk about Finland being recognized. It's just a way of displaying national pride while attempting to not display national pride. Sadly for them, we all see through it.

Seriously guys, It's OK to be proud of your nationality and your nations achievements. Once you grow out of all that angst about national pride not being cool or hip or whatever the cools kids are calling it these days, you'll realize that there really was no reason to try and hide the fact that you're proud of Finland and Finnish achievements.

21 days ago #9280993        

Finland, Finland you had a rough childhood didn't ya

24 days ago #9278889        

I would've liked to see the the human arm on the Finnish lion, makes him more "special."


22 F
1 month ago #9272530        

@Jess_the_epic uhm.... I don't think you really paid much attention. it's not 'some weed' it's an olive branch.... the bald eagle is holding an olive branch...

"In the Bald Eagle's stronger right talon, Thomson placed the olive branch suggested by the second committee whose designs had female figures representing Peace and Liberty holding the olive branch. The Eagle faces toward this ancient symbol that Thomson called "the power of peace."

In its left talon, the Eagle holds the power of war symbolized by the bundle of 13 arrows."

2 months ago #9268275        

Lol'd at Denmark's lions because in Russian "blue" is "голубой", which also means "gay" :D


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