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The main reason why Åland isn’t too fond of Finland.

First off, mämmi looks like this http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:M%C3%A4mmi.jpg and is a special Easter dish in Finland.

A myth goes that when Sweden and Finland were fighting over Åland (the Ålanders wanted to be part of Sweden, and weren’t satisfied with Finland offering them autonomous status) and they asked the League of Nations (It doesn't exist anymore, which is why I put King Europe in the comic instead) for help, it happened around Easter. The emissaries went to Finland for a meeting, and the Finns served them the traditional mämmi to make a good impression. When the emissaries saw what was on their plates they said, “If this is what they eat, they should at least have Åland” :XD:

The real reason was that a number of small islands are between Åland and Finland, and if you sail to Åland from Finland, you can at all times see land. That wasn’t the case with Sweden.

Oh, and Norway isn’t part of EU, which is why King Europe is bugging him. :D


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10th October 2010
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3 years ago #9413068        
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Where never joining EU!!! D:<


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2 years ago #9500236        
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King Europe : BEcomee one with King Europe~

Norway : No.


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2 years ago #9625308        
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Norway looks like he's about to grab the stick and stab king Europe with it ;-; and that Sweden and Åland will help him stab the guts out of Europe ;-;


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2 years ago #9537374        
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hahaha King Europe poking Norway XD

3 years ago #9463239        
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"Yes you do."
Love it.
I also REALLY love Sweden and Åland together. They're so cute. This comic have made me want to visit Åland. Pah. And how will I make my parents agree to go there? Also, I don't know a thing about Åland, except that they speak swedish and how their flag look - just because I read this - so it's entirely your fault that I want to go there. :)
Dumb King Europe. If Åland want to be with Sweden, then he should be allowed to.

4 years ago #9340236        
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I feel like murdering King Europe now...


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2 months ago #9792763        
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ahhh its not a myth, we're doing conflict and tension 1919-1939 in GCSE history, and there's a LOT about the league of nations. We didn't learn the specific details of how Finland got aland, but aland was pretty much the League's only international dispute success. the final outcome was that Finland would take aland, but weren't allowed to militarise there, and Sweden agreed so as to prevent a war from happening, and because they were both relatively powerless countries, they couldn't argue much anyway.
p.s. I'm really glad to see a comic on this, I love the ones with historical context behind them XD

2 years ago #9611523        
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I personally prefer the idea that Åland doesn't want to be with Sweden because Finland defended them in the Winter war.

2 years ago #9605704        
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When I looked it up,It looked like chocolate pudding of some sort,Who cares if it looks like poo?!
It looks like chocolate pudding!!!
BOTTOMS UP!:XD:


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2 years ago #9594078        
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I love the look on Norway's face in the last panel.


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