Scandinavia and the World

Party Crasher

Party Crasher

Oh how often I have been asked by Estonians, “Where is Estonia? We’re a Nordic country too!”

Problem is, the other Nordics doesn’t think so. :XD:

I asked around what the stereotypes for the Baltic countries were, and the overall answer was, “Very depressed people who wear grey and live in grey houses”

Estonia have a good relationship with Finland, which is why he doesn’t hide, but he doesn’t consider her a Nordic either which is why he doesn’t let her in. The Finland’ish hat is because Estonians are seen as being very much like Finns by the other Baltics.

4th August 2010

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2 months ago #9344720        

But must remember that finland was 700-years east part of sweden, so finland and sweden has very long common history and that links finland very strongly to sweden and to scandinavian culture. I think that finnish peoples think that it is ok if estonia join to nordic councel, but i dont know what the other nordic countrys think about it.

2 months ago #9337895        

Before WW2 when Estonia,Latvia and Lithuania were independent, the all four of them (including Finland) were considered baltic countries. Only after the WW2 when Estonia, Latvia and Litheania ceased to exist, Finland was accepted fulle as part of the nordics.


34 M
3 months ago #9332129        

This was the first SATW comic i saw.... love this one

3 months ago #9325269        

Such language trees are basically still only educated speculations.
Alternative view (speculation) posits that indo-european and uralic languages both form a sprachbund, not a splitting language tree. With a sprachbund, there might never have been any unified proto-language (nor any unified proto-home).

But what perhaps is relevant to the topics of Nordics, is that uralic has always been to the north of indo-european.



3 months ago #9322605        

@Ice0tea Yes, true. Must visit soon. Also, it doesn't make much sense that learning Finnish is not common at all in Est. It's usually English first, then Russian and after that German, Spanish, French or something like that. I would love to have spent my 3 years of learning German (that actually got me nowhere), learning Finnish instead.

Here's an awesome language tree as well

Also, happened upon a video of "Estonians celebrating NewYears in Helsinki" and wish to apologize for the behavior. Most of us are really not like that.

And WHY we decided to go for Est ONIA not Est LAND (as we call it ourselves), I will never understand.

So yaay Suomi <3


16 F
3 months ago #9322207        

<3 Finland <3


14 M
4 months ago #9319797        

Latvias flag is more an Austrian flag. Latvias is a bit darker and has a smaller strip in the middle.

4 months ago #9317972        

@bog alot of finns go to estonia. Its allmost as popular as the trips to Stockholm.
Also finland is the biggest trade partner of estonia.


4 months ago #9317400        

When I was young, I used to be embarrassed to be from Estonia. My family and I had lived in Sweden and Norway for several years so I could really see the difference. I have, however, having seen the world more, grown to appreciate and love my country. The nature is beautiful, unpolluted and everything is close, you can always find a place to be alone. Young people are adventurous and active, there is a lot of development, wifi in the forest, saunas around every corner and free transport in the capital for residents. You can count almost all of the coloured people on your fingers and nobody will think you are a racist for mentioning that fact. Also, there are white christmases and winters last forever. These and a million more reasons why we don't need to belong anywhere. & cause we're awesome.

Est is the classic lone wolf or a classic loner, however you want to put it. But I don't think that is a bad thing, we have always done our own thing. I don't get the obsession to belong to "the Nordic" or "the Baltic" (although as a tiny country, we do need alliances, hence the decision to join EU)

*really right about the "cute boys" remark, though. It is a common belief among young estonian ladies that scandinavian guys are attractive. It may also be encouraged by the overnight cruises to Stockholm that are extremely popular. Most guys find local dames more beautiful than overseas girls, though (:


16 M
4 months ago #9312593        

It's funny because it's true! Many people who live in Southern Finland take a raft over to Estonia to get cheap liquor but don't want them as a Nordic country.

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