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I found this lying unfinished around on my computer, and because I’ve got no comic today you’ll have to do with this.

Being the Dane I am, I of course forgot the Sami People (the Nordic "Indians").

EDIT: Yes, Sweden got Norway later on, but that is not what the bottom picture is about. For many years the Nordics were separated in West-North and East-North. When Sweden got Norway that messed up the separation of West and East and marked Denmark’s decline from power.


17th August 2010

Tagged in Iceland Faroe Islands Greenland Sweden Norway Finland Aland Denmark

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11 days ago #9398676        
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@Kikki94
So you're not an expert, then who are you do decide what's in "scandinavia" and what isn't? @finnhare just wrote several reasons why Finland very much IS a part of it. Scandinavia isn't a real country, so there isn't really any real definition of what is and what is not Scandinavia. Just several different definitions.
Hva er poenget med å hele tiden kommentere hva som er eller ikke er deler av skandinavia? Du er ikke den eneste som gjør dette. I tillegg er det helt unødvendig, siden "skandinavia" ikke har noen betydning i dag. "Norden" derimot, er mye viktigere med tanke på samarbeid over landegrensene som skiller disse områdene som har så lik kultur og like verdier.

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2 months ago #9380177        
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@Kalastajamoraali
Nice that someone is intresting about finlands history :)



2 months ago #9376689        
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@finnhare You just blew my mind with #9353881



2 months ago #9371780        
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What did you do to Faroes' hair?!



3 months ago #9367009        
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True, but in the Denmark-Norway era, it was part of Sweden.



3 months ago #9364587        
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@AmericanPie #9358649 If I'm not entirely incorrect, Estonia has been under both Danish and Swedish rule.



4 months ago #9358649        
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If Estonia ever gets recognition as a Nordic county, it would be added to Sweden in the last group.



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4 months ago #9354294        
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@finnhare

Lol, dont ask me why, Im not an expert on history. Especially not really old history. And yeah, Finland can appear in myths and history, but that doesnt make Finland any more Scandinavian.



4 months ago #9353881        
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@Kikki94
Finland is Nordic country not Scandinavian country, that´s truth. If we are thinking our Nordic/Scandinavian common history, please explain me one thing.

Fundinn Noregr
"FORNJÓTR hefir konungr heitit. Hann réð fyrir Gotlandi (*Jótlandi hdr.), er kallat er Finnland ok Kvenland". (link to saga under)
http://www.heimskringla.no/wiki/Fundinn_Noregr

"There was a king named Fornjot, he ruled over those lands which are called Finland and Kvenland." Kvenland is today same thing that Finland and Kvens were old Finnish tribe. As you know Kvens are still living in Norway. Saga "Fundinn Noregr" tells that Fornjot was Finlands first ruler and her sons Norr and Gorr found Norwegian. How is it still possible that Finland has nothing to do with Scandinavian myths and Scandinavians history ???????




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4 months ago #9353095        
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You can always count on Finland wanting to be part of Scandinavia. Sorry, but thats not going to happen.



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