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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
 


262 Comments:
 
15 hours ago #9294075        

Iceland was actually born in 874. If you're talking about when we became an official country again, it's when we became the kingdom of Iceland in 1918, not the Republic in 1918.



Scania

14 M
1 day ago #9293568        

I agree with u Nioblesuppa.



2 days ago #9293258        

You know, if we are considering the countries ages to be when they were first united, regardless of wether the Danish empire decided to conquer Norway later, Norway is actually an older country than Denmark. Also, Im pretty sure Sweden was a country even before the Renaissance.
I mean, by this logic that countries lose all their history once theyre conquered by another country, all of the countries that formerly belonged to the Soviet union are only like 25 years old even though theyve existed for centuries before that as their own countries.



5 days ago #9291573        

Hum... Wikipedia says Denmark was born in the 10th century.



9 days ago #9288912        

Yeah, Norway was actually born 872.



14 days ago #9286118        

Today Finland became 97 years old



Svamlet

25 M
15 days ago #9285519        

@KofodDane And Swedes are mentioned first by Tacitus in the 1th century. Danes are mentioned first by Jordanes in the 6th century. Jordanes claims that Danes are descended from Swedes. You do the math.



28 days ago #9277612        

Denmark goes as long back as in the 1000's :3
Yay, our country is about 1000 years old in nation!:D



1 month ago #9271030        

And then there's poor Poland.



2 months ago #9262826        

I like the fact that Denmark is both older and younger than Sweden and Norway :D



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