WBMA - Leave our beards alone
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.
Last edited by Tomatketchup; 2012-12-08 at 02:40 AM.
Mai 2013 will see a new holiday being born.
The day i came for 2 semesters to get another bachelors !
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:
Celebration for not being part of Eastern Bloc.
Originally Posted by BlueRet