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    Quote Originally Posted by Sameen View Post
    Busted. Only country you can put win to ^^
    WINnipeg? even though its a city, haha.

    On topic, Happy Independence Day, guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaykaywhy View Post
    WINnipeg? even though its a city, haha.

    On topic, Happy Independence Day, guys!
    Winnipeg is a horrible place. Makes me sad I even live within proximity of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methanar View Post
    I had no idea finland was only 95 years old.
    Time to go read some history.
    Were you guys just part of the swedish kingdom until then? Or some other slavic country? Russia?
    What about Norway and denmark, so many questions now.
    Before becoming independent we were part of Russia for a bit and before that Sweden, both times we've been an autonomic region though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Methanar View Post
    I had no idea finland was only 95 years old.

    Time to go read some history.

    Were you guys just part of the swedish kingdom until then? Or some other slavic country? Russia?

    What about Norway and denmark, so many questions now.
    Finland was taken over by Sweden in the 13th century, then kept on being Swedish until 1809 when Russia conquered it. Finland was a part of Russia until 1917 when the Russian Revolution happened. Many parts that had belonged to Imperial Russia, such as Finland, the Baltic countries and so forth, were given independence during this process. That's why Finland was attacked in WW2 by the Soviets - because Stalin wanted back all the countries that had previously belonged to Imperial Russia.

    As for Norway, I'm not 100% sure. I think it was conquered by the Danes sometimes netween the 9th-12th century and was Danish up until the beginning of the, again, 19th century, when the new king of Sweden, Charles XIV John, also known as Jean Bernadotte, decided that instead of taking back Finland from the Russians, he decided to cripple Denmark and take the entirety of Norway for strategic purposes. Norway entered a union with Sweden that would last until 1905, when Norway finally become independent again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey View Post
    Before becoming independent we were part of Russia for a bit and before that Sweden, both times we've been an autonomic region though.
    It was only autonomous during Russian rule.
    Last edited by Tomatketchup; 2012-12-08 at 02:40 AM.

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Sameen View Post
    Finland, the most anti-social and depressing country in the world

    Say you are a media person and the slightest "damn" or "hell" on TV and old people are rolling in their graves.
    The parlament the pinnacle of stupidity.
    The youth is retarded in every way.
    A Finnish person kills someone, no big deal. A foreigner steals a candy from the store and everyone goes batshit how the Somalians are raping our women and taking our jobs.
    Winters are depressing, unless you live in Lapland.


    So yeah, hooray for 95 years
    I want to move to Finland now.

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    Mai 2013 will see a new holiday being born.
    The day i came for 2 semesters to get another bachelors !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methanar View Post
    I had no idea finland was only 95 years old.

    Time to go read some history.

    Were you guys just part of the swedish kingdom until then? Or some other slavic country? Russia?

    What about Norway and denmark, so many questions now.
    Basically Finland was in a state of constant bickering between Russia and Sweden, up until early 1800 when we were quite peacefully connected to Russia under promises of autonomy. Of course Swedes resisted but they made few huge tactical errors, thinking that they have time for getting in later as finnish troops would've supposedly resisted advancing Russia.

    Too bad Swedish treatment of Finland was downright shit and the promises of freedom were too good to pass upon. 1809 Finland became autonomic state with our own army, constitution, laws and parliament. The Tsar era of Russia was prosperous and good for Finland and gave us the seeds for independence. This is often overlooked nowdays and Swedes are held in higher regard than they deserve (They deserve none from that era, Finnish people were second rate citizen to them) because of the shit USSR did put us through.

    And of course, the token image:

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    Celebration for not being part of Eastern Bloc.
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