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I found this lying unfinished around on my computer, and because I’ve got no comic today you’ll have to do with this.

Being the Dane I am, I of course forgot the Sami People (the Nordic "Indians").

EDIT: Yes, Sweden got Norway later on, but that is not what the bottom picture is about. For many years the Nordics were separated in West-North and East-North. When Sweden got Norway that messed up the separation of West and East and marked Denmark’s decline from power.


17th August 2010

Tagged in Denmark Sweden Iceland Greenland Norway Finland Faroe Islands Aland


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1 year ago #9444916        
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I live in California, though I am originally from Sweden. and I tried to use this to inform a teacher that while Finland is part of Fenno-Scandinavia, it is not part of Scandinavia. She told me I was wrong and gave me detention. Go figure.

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2 years ago #9398676        
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@Kikki94
So you're not an expert, then who are you do decide what's in "scandinavia" and what isn't? @finnhare just wrote several reasons why Finland very much IS a part of it. Scandinavia isn't a real country, so there isn't really any real definition of what is and what is not Scandinavia. Just several different definitions.
Hva er poenget med å hele tiden kommentere hva som er eller ikke er deler av skandinavia? Du er ikke den eneste som gjør dette. I tillegg er det helt unødvendig, siden "skandinavia" ikke har noen betydning i dag. "Norden" derimot, er mye viktigere med tanke på samarbeid over landegrensene som skiller disse områdene som har så lik kultur og like verdier.

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1 year ago #9440853        
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I would add that before this, all of us were united in the Kalmar union. And before that again, Iceland and the Faeroe islands were part of Norway, not Denmark



Mikhails

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2 months ago #9588206        
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Didn't Denmark and Sweden just constantly battle for control of Norway for hundreds of years?

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2 years ago #9376689        
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@finnhare You just blew my mind with #9353881



2 years ago #9296819        
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Iceland signed a contract with Norway. When the alliance between Denmark and Norway broke we were sent under the control of Denmark, against our wills.



3 years ago #9238168        
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I wonder why Orkney and Shetland also have the Nordic flag, is there a reason for?



Rovarin

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2 months ago #9589218        
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Although the dual realm of Denmark-Norway was governed from Denmark it was still technically a dual-realm, with two crowns and two King's Laws (Norske Lov and Danske Lov). The crowns were unified, which means that there was a King of Norway and a Danish King and they just so happened to be the same person (well, that is until their successor took over).



3 months ago #9567891        
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Fenno-Scandinavia is a new word for me, in Finland it's usually called Fennoscandia (or Fennoskandia as it's written in Finnish). You live and learn, even from comics =)



4 months ago #9562765        
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Why does Greenland look so grumpy?

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