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Don't mess with Aland


Don't mess with Aland

I promised myself that I wouldn’t post another Åland comic so soon after the last one, but after reading about The Kumlinge Battle I had to.

During the Finnish war Russia chased the Swedish soldiers off of Åland. Then they went home, but left about 450 well trained soldiers behind in case the Swedes would come back. The soldiers started getting bossy and tried commanding the Ålanders around and make them harvest their grain for them. The Ålanders were not happy about that at all, so a few sneaked back to Sweden and said, “They want us to work for them, but we will stay faithful to the Swedish king. We are ready to do anything, but we need help!”
The Swedes wanted to help, but could only effort to send a few soldiers and guns for the farmers. With their new weapons the Ålanders, all farmers who had no military training whatsoever, sneaked up on the Russian soldiers and surprised them. In fact the Ålanders were so vicious and good that the Russians thought they were up against an army of Swedish soldiers and decided to surrender.
Across from the battlefield the Ålanders looked confused on as Russians started waving white flags. Because they had no military training they didn’t understand the signal, and just kept shooting! The Russiand must have thought they were crazy. :XD:
It didn’t stop before some Swedish soldiers saw what was going on and told them to stop. Great was the Russians’ humiliation when they realised they had surrenders to farmers! :XD:
Only three people dired during the battle.

Sweden was so very proud of Åland that day. :D

As put it: “So don't mess with Åland. The only reason he has agreed to all the non-fortification and non-militarisation treaties since the Crimean war and the destruction of Bomarsund is that he is so badass that he does not need them.” ;)

24th May 2010

7 days ago #9135137      

lol Georgians :D


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24 days ago #9124587      

shoot him, shoot him *jumping with happy face* :D


22 M
25 days ago #9123595      

Awesome! :D

26 days ago #9123328      

I'm gonna fill you up with so much lead son I'm gonna have to use yer as a pencil instead!

Beardy arse hole

1 month ago #9109867      



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1 month ago #9108781      

@Beldarius Just don't try to invade Russia during winter. That's when general winter comes.

2 months ago #9088424      

Swedens face lol XD

2 months ago #9083187      

åland and bornholm are alike in these stories, they are soooo epic and awesome!

3 months ago #9080555      

Russia sucks at fighting. They've lost an incredible amount of wars over the centuries, despite the overwhelming manpower. XD There is a Finnish saying that in war, one Finn equals ten Russians (look at how many men Russia lost during the Winter and Continuation Wars, and then compare to Finland).

And then there's the Battle of Narva in 1700. "A Swedish relief army under Charles XII of Sweden defeated a Russian siege force three to four times its size." This relief army consisted of Swedes, and Estonian and Finnish regiments.

3 months ago #9077782      

Blah blah blah. :) After the war Sweden lost by a humiliating peace. This is also the story of the inhabitants of the Islands who you know? In Russia, millions of things to be proud of, and if this legend raises spirit of your small peoples, as we say- "Na zdorovie!!! "
Especially pleasing to many "tolerant" comments from such seemingly good Scandinavians. Da da. .

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