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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
 


266 Comments:
 
12 days ago #9310593        

Sparkle baby Iceland :D



6ArTrA6

15 F
26 days 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



30 days ago #9299655        

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



1 month 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.



1 month ago #9296689        

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



1 month 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

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1 month ago #9293568        

I agree with u Nioblesuppa.



1 month 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.



2 months ago #9291573        

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



2 months ago #9288912        

Yeah, Norway was actually born 872.



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