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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 http://gefreitervonadler.deviantart.com/ 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
 


369 Comments:
 
Ugion

13 M
12 days ago #9225552        

#9182671
The first part of the Geneva Conventions wasn't until 1864, and the war was in 1808, so there was no international law to violate.



25 days ago #9216836        

Ukraine should ask Åland for help



2 months ago #9182671        

Shooting at an enemy displaying a white flag isn't just making them think you're crazy. It's committing a war crime. The Ålanders broke international law.



2 months ago #9179131        

Alanders were not professional warriors, but I suppose as professional seal-hunters they had plenty of experience at sneaking close to seals and shooting seals, especially the ones who stick their noses out from behind a barrier. That also gave them skills to finish off their prey as quickly as possible - to prevent the seals to dive away under the ice. Seals or navy seals, what's the difference?



finjeta

18 M
4 months ago #9144600        

@Bashkortostan Read here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Leningrad#Finnish_participation
finland didn't siege leningrad because the losses to finnish army would have been too large and price not worth it for finland. Also the winter war didn't start because we were too close to germans, but because russia was. After molotov-ribbentrop pact that left finland under russians area of influence and fear that germany would attack trough finland stalin wanted to move the borders and when that failed begun an a attack to finland. Ironicly if russia hadn't attacked, finland wouldn't have allowed germans to attack trough their land.



4 months ago #9144585        

@finjeta
They weren't nazi sry. But They were sieging Leningrad. There were 2 finish-russian wars. First before WW2, cause finland was in good with German, and your borders were too close to Leningrad.
Second war is know in Finland as Jatkosota (Continuation War). German armies attacked from territory of Finland. USSR retaliated. You declared war on USSR. In 1944, when Germany defeat was imminent, you signed Moscow Armistice. You did blocade Leningrad.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Leningrad



finjeta

18 M
4 months ago #9144550        

@Bashkortostan Finland wasn't sieging leningrad nor was finland nazi during WWII. Finland did fight with germans and we were pretty close with them but we never actually allied with them, we also didn't help them in more conterversial acts germans did. Also we kinda saw the continuation war to be just an exstension to the winter war, hence the name.



4 months ago #9143643        

Finland was nazi! They were blockading Leningrad with germans!



4 months ago #9135137        

lol Georgians :D



MrZurab

17 M
5 months ago #9124587        

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



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