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How old?

I’ve drawn Denmark as younger than Sweden and Norway a few times, but that had to do with the age of the landmass. This shows how old the Nordics are as countries.

Denmark’s birth is from when it became a united country instead of tribes fighting each other, Sweden is from King Gustav Vasa's crowning and Norway, Finland and Iceland are from when they became fully independent from all other countries.

Norway is a bit tricky though, because he could also be said to be around the same age as Denmark. But this is how it's usually done.

22nd October 2010


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4 days ago #9328096        

So technically Denmark is supposed to be the parent... that's a scary thought.

4 days ago #9327937        

Only because Denmark invaded us we are seen as younger? not fair! xD
We are at least as old as Sweden.
And weren't Norway ´´born´´again at 1814 not 1905? Norway turned 200 last year... ;)

9 days ago #9326060        

@Niobesnuppa makes a great point, Since this comic describes when the countries where born, they should be displayed as such.

Sweden is generally considered a country from when we had a king that was accepted by the people of both Svealand and Götaland. This was achieved when Olof Skötkonung son of Erik Segersäll inherited the crown in 995.

As for Norway it was united under King Harald Hårfagre in the year of 872 after the battle of Hafrsfjord.

15 days ago #9323696        

Aw, little Icy is adorable! Finland's cute too. Though I'm pretty sure Norway was a country before it got under Danish and then Swedish rule and thus he should be older. And wasn't Sweden a nation before Kalmar Union?


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19 days ago #9322110        

Finland turns a hundred the 6th december 2017... xD

1 month ago #9310593        

Sparkle baby Iceland :D


15 F
2 months ago #9301846        

Aww! Love cute little baby Iceland! Finland is adorable too!

If the relationship between actual years and the years you drawn is 25:1, than baby Iceland would be little over 2 years old, Finland would almost be 4, Norway would be barely older than Finland, Sweden would be about 19.5 years old, and Denmark would be almost 40 years old! :O

2 months ago #9299655        

Whoa... the age differences, both between Denmark and Norway, and between Sweden and Finland.... *inches away from Humon*

2 months ago #9296866        

Iceland became a free democracy in 1944. In 1918 we controlled ourselves under the Danish flag, yet our status as a separate nation has not been debated since aprox 1100's.

2 months ago #9296689        

And we have the oldest existing parliament in the world...

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