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Fishy Situation

Fishy Situation

Norway is the only one fighting back here because, quite frankly, the rest of us Scandinavians were scared little babies during WWII.

1st September 2015

Tagged in Norway Denmark Sweden Germany

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20 M
2 years ago #9402965        



And then there's Finland, who beat the shit out of Russia by themselves, beat the shit out of Russia with the aid of Germany, and then beat the shit out of Germany.

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30 M
2 years ago #9402879        



Almost as effective as opening a can of surströmming...

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51 M
2 years ago #9402672        



Fish oil explosives may result in herring loss....

*run duck hide*

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40 M
2 years ago #9402674        



Before someone says it, Finland is not a part of Scandinavia. And we're still quite grateful for those Scandinavian neighbors, who were not afraid to help us in our time of need.

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2 years ago #9402787        



@kivimik #9402766
"Finland was forced to collaborate with Germany between 1941 and 1944 because of Soviet aggression. Not a proud moment in Finnish history, but necessary (it was believed) to maintain independence."
Nevertheless, we aren't ashamed of what had to be done. Help was asked from other countries, most of all Sweden, and Nazi Germany was literally the only country that would officially come to Finland's help. If it hadn't been for Nazi Germany, Finland as we know it wouldn't exist. From our point of view, Stalin was worse than Hitler.

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2 years ago #9402826        



Norway had a strong resistance movement, also sabotaging the heavy water transport from Vemork. This heavy water was supposedly about to be sent to Germany to help creating an a-bomb.

But then, Norway wasn't the only one doing good stuff when occupied. Sweden managed to remain sort-of neutral, providing a safe haven for a lot of refugees, Finland was fighting its own demons with aggressive Soviets on one side and Nazis on the other and Denmark managed to save a huge part of its Jews.

I guess all occupied countries had people trying to do good stuff in their own way. :)

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2 years ago #9402809        



Well that's not strictly fair to Denmark. Yes, you're seeing a world first here people, a swede sticking up for Denmark.

Considering the sorry state of the Danish armed forces at the time of the invasion, they put a brave, but brief, effort. This, along with deft maneuvering on the part of Swedish and Danish politicians, allowed Denmark to smuggle damn near their entire Jewish population out of Denmark to Sweden. There they were checked up in hospitals before being rehomed. A school in my former town of residence was one such hospital.

And to give my own country some credit, we tapped and decrypted German radio and telephone communications (the guy who broke the code the first and second time did it with a notebook and pencil while commuting to work), and the Swedish Volunteer Corps to Finland, was and still is, the largest volunteer corps of it's kind. That is to say, a corps sent from a country not in war, to help a nation in it's own war. We also helped hide and train the Norwegian resistance. Still, I honestly wish we had done more back then.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed the read, whoever read this!

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35 F
2 years ago #9402673        



"Vampire werewolf robot martians"?

Iron Sky sequel?


22 M
2 years ago #9403232        



@Saukkomies #9403086
"Finland did do one decent thing: they refused to hand over the Jews living in their country to the Nazis."

We actually handed over 8 of them accidentally. Oopsie! :D

Regardless of that, Finland was guilt free in WW2. Finland was in a tough situation and handled it well, 9/10. Being allied with nazis is not a bad thing when the enemy is soviets. And Finland had to fight wars against both of those and still remained unoccupied, what other country had to do that?

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23 M
2 years ago #9403099        



@Saukkomies #9403086 Ehhh :stare:

Finland was invaded by the soviet union. How are they guilty in any way when they did what they could to protect themselves and their own country?

FInland didnt want war with the soviet union. Stalin was the one who wanted war. He fucked it up for millions of people. Not Finland

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