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They grow up so fast



If only Norway and Sweden had known how much trouble Denmark was going to be when he grew up...

Because Denmark is made of sand from Norway, that means we have no natural resources. That is the main reason why Denmark went crazy and was so obsessed with taking over the other Nordic countries.

And you have to be impressed. Look up Scandinavia on a map. Can you even imagine that the tiny little Denmark ended up ruling over Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, The Faroe Islands and even part of Germany?

8th May 2010
 


482 Comments:
 
1 day ago #9276897        

Wait...So Norway is my DAD??:O



sneachda

17 F
23 days ago #9267612        

Indeed, I'm very impressed.
It's very surprising how countries can take control over others



1 month ago #9259111        

@Tudpool_ Knud den Store (Cnut the Great) ruled the North Sea Empire from 1016-1035, and in this empire was countries such as Denmark, Norway, parts of Sweden and, finally, England. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Sea_Empire



1 month ago #9258436        

@Andersen3004 No they had settlers there after a while but it was mainly just going there to pillage. I don't think it was ever rules by denmark.



1 month ago #9258382        

Aren't you forgetting UK Denmark also ruled most of the UK at one point



2 months ago #9242089        

@Galgann No thanks.



Galgann

25 M
2 months ago #9239727        

Curse you Denmark!



Svamlet

25 M
3 months ago #9237489        

History is obviously not you strong point :P Denmark has "ruled" over Sweden exactly once. In the 11th century when Canute The Great was king over "Denmark, England, Norway and SOME of the Swedes." Thats it. And modern historians are also suggesting that those Swedes were Vikings from Östergötland who had served in Canutes bodyguard "Tingaliden" and then voluntarily acknowledged Canute as their king. All phear the glorious Danish Empire :P



araglas

25 F
5 months ago #9194544        

haha i love how sweden protekts finland XD



5 months ago #9178576        

@Svamlet well danes have been used to bee "on the run" in most of our wars, and i admit sweden has been close to winning it all, for all these swedish officers i think denmark/norway has Peter Tordenskjold, sweden was VERY agressive and when they got too far the dutch british or prussian interfered, they simply no want no superpower in the baltic sea :P that sadly goes for denmark too :( but that makes for lots o awesome history books we can read nowadays ^^ and if it werent for dem british i wonder how the maps of scandinavia would look like today ;)



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