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The main reason why Åland isn’t too fond of Finland.

First off, mämmi looks like this http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:M%C3%A4mmi.jpg and is a special Easter dish in Finland.

A myth goes that when Sweden and Finland were fighting over Åland (the Ålanders wanted to be part of Sweden, and weren’t satisfied with Finland offering them autonomous status) and they asked the League of Nations (It doesn't exist anymore, which is why I put King Europe in the comic instead) for help, it happened around Easter. The emissaries went to Finland for a meeting, and the Finns served them the traditional mämmi to make a good impression. When the emissaries saw what was on their plates they said, “If this is what they eat, they should at least have Åland” :XD:

The real reason was that a number of small islands are between Åland and Finland, and if you sail to Åland from Finland, you can at all times see land. That wasn’t the case with Sweden.

Oh, and Norway isn’t part of EU, which is why King Europe is bugging him. :D


10th October 2010

Tagged in Norway Finland Europe Aland Sweden Denmark


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1 year ago #9413068        
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Where never joining EU!!! D:<

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9 months ago #9463239        
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"Yes you do."
Love it.
I also REALLY love Sweden and Åland together. They're so cute. This comic have made me want to visit Åland. Pah. And how will I make my parents agree to go there? Also, I don't know a thing about Åland, except that they speak swedish and how their flag look - just because I read this - so it's entirely your fault that I want to go there. :)
Dumb King Europe. If Åland want to be with Sweden, then he should be allowed to.



5 months ago #9500236        
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King Europe : BEcomee one with King Europe~

Norway : No.

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2 years ago #9340236        
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I feel like murdering King Europe now...



20 days ago #9557351        
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XD poor Åland, he just wanted to have some Swedish meatballs too. Greedy King Europe.



23 days ago #9556356        
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There is a running gag in the TV series "Babylon 5" that every known civilization in the Galaxy has a dish that resembles Swedish meatballs: the Narn have their breen, the Centauri have their roopo balls... In fact, the Centauri claim to have come up with the idea, just like they claim to have come up with everything else in heaven and earth. There's no word on whether the Centauri visited Earth in pre-tech days and taught the Swedes how to make it. :)



2 months ago #9540689        
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When my friends dont feel like hanging out I turn into King Europe and they turn into Norway.



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2 months ago #9537374        
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hahaha King Europe poking Norway XD



3 months ago #9527424        
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I can tell you mämmi is very good. ;) It looks like Finland serves it warm in this but actually it should be cold. I like to eat mämmi on Eastern and it's fun to see foreigners reactions when they see it. :D

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4 months ago #9518911        
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Åland kind of reminds me of Quebec



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