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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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NilsO

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6 months ago #9428790        
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Hi all,
European politics and country relationships are incredibly complex. The best explanation I have seen, is this diagram from Wikipedia:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1a/Supranational_European_Bodies-en.svg/800px-Supranational_European_Bodies-en.svg.png

The chart would be even more complex if autonomous territories such as Åland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Svalbard were to be included.

As for the traditional Nordic countries, about the only thing they have in common is membership in the Nordic Council. In the 1950s, the Council agreed on the Nordic Passport Union and common labor market, but otherwise each country's politics diverged, making closer cooperation (or a political union) impossible.

Nowadays, the Schengen agreement and the EU/EFTA free labor agreements have superseded these old treaties, The Nordic Council is just an inter-parliamentary "coffee club" without much purpose or new ideas except some cultural exchange and an idea of a common heritage or a common "Nordic culture". But perhaps the political divergence necessitates a more informal "coffee club", where practical problems can be discussed.

As for the Baltics, there are several factors in favor of a closer cooperation with the Nordic countries:
* All are small countries within a defined geographic region
* We have a big neighbor to the east that we need to handle with care
* There are common historical and cultural ties

If the Baltics want to become members of the Nordic council, they should be admitted. Today, they only have observer status.



7 months ago #9421351        
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It would be cool if Latvia and Lithuania had their avatars too... So that, you know, I could represent Lithuania.

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2 months ago #9469143        
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yay! my countryyy!



2 months ago #9468134        
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Eesti can not into Nordic



Shotwells

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3 months ago #9460670        
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Their Facial Expressions...They look like Finland.

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hh12

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5 months ago #9442650        
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I want to see more Lithuania and I want to see brother Lithuania!!!



9 months ago #9403122        
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I loved Tallinn, but no, Estonia is not Nordic. This comic has lots of truth to it. In addition to the explanation, Finnish would be the one to talk to Estonia, given that not only do they have a good relationship, but they have a shared linguistic family. And alcohol would definitely be what got Finland to answer the door, given the boat from Helsinki to Tallinn is (or at least was when I was there, although no, I didn't take that boat) famous as a huge booze cruise for Finns that want the WAY cheaper liquor in Estonia.

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2 days ago #9488843        
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I just understood the whole "takes alcohol and returns" thing about Finland! since Finland has an extreme alcohol tax, they actually go to buy liquors (like vodka) to Estonia. so this makes even more sense!



14 days ago #9484288        
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"U.S.-Nordic Leaders’ Summit Joint Statement"

"Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States reaffirm our deep partnership based on shared fundamental
Democracy, the rule of law, gender equality, respect for human rights, and the protection and equal treatment of all people without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity unite the Nordic countries and the United States and serve as a natural basis for our cooperation. Transparency, accountability and good governance, strong market economies, free trade, shared prosperity, open space for civil society, and sustainable development are keys to political stability and social well-being. We reaffirm our commitment to pursue these values and objectives and to work together to encourage other countries to do the same. values."

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/05/13/us-nordic-leaders-summit-joint-statement



Schweden

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17 days ago #9483182        
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Estonians must be the only ones thinking Estonia is a Nordic country in that matter. They certainly are not. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania belong together.

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