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The North Sea Lotto
The true story of how Denmark just freaking gave away one of the world’s biggest oil reserves in the North Sea to Norway without realizing it. We never quite got over that.
Oh well, Norway used to be one of the poorest countries in Europe, and this helped them kick start their economy, and today it’s one of the best places in the world to live. You’re welcome, Norway.
"Kroner" is of course the Norwegian, Swedish and Danish currency.
16th October 2009
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6 months ago
Oh God..Denmark has a razor blade. Close to his arm/wrist..and Sweden is telling him not to do...that...Oh god I didn't get it before now..
5 months ago
i thought it was a ticket, so denmark wanted to cut himself?
3 months ago
That panel always makes me a little squeamish.
3 months ago
Sweden ... sweden doesn't seem too concerned when he's saying that ...
2 months ago
Sweden doesn't even care anymore. I think he has seen too much weird shit.
4 months ago
Sweden´s face is mine everytime
6 months ago
Denmark is my favourite in satw by far
7 months ago
Denmark is so awesome lol.
10 months ago
Oil is one hell of a drug.
1 year ago
Actually, while it is true that Norway once was one of the poorest in Europe, and now is one of the richest, it's not true that the oil reserves were the primary driving force behind that, although it is a commonly believed myth. Obviously, they helped, but Norway was already rapidly moving up the economic charts before they discovered oil. The effects of WWII had the biggest impact, given that Norway, despite being occupied, was relatively unscathed in its infrastructure (although deeply scarred in its psyche), a fate shared by the rest of Scandinavia and the US. The second biggest impact was the wise political decisions to invest in human capital, something that was shared by the rest of Scandinavia. That's the reason why all Scandinavian countries, with or without oil, are now among the top 20-25 or so in per capita GDP (depending on which measure you use), as those advantages were shared by all. The small relative difference between Norway and Sweden/Denmark is likely due to oil, but that's a small part of Norway's economic growth. Many countries, including the US (even in oil alone, the US is number 3 in production, but the big US advantage is that it's near the top in almost every single important natural resource, especially in nominal terms, although even in per capita, it's usually way above the average), have more natural resources, but lag far behind Norway in income/wealth.
2 years ago
Wait... Norway has oil? TERRORISTS! WE MUST INVADE THEM TO LIBERATE THAT DELICIOUS LIQUIDLY BLACK- uh... BEARS! Yes, we must liberate the Norwegian Black Bears!
3 days ago
Denmark is extremely triggered
1 month ago
No, but imagine what you would do if this happened to you?
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