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    The thought that you guys might look down upon immigrants and globalisation depresses me a little. (saw that in a documentary - if it's true, I can definitely understand your sentiments given the way the world is currently!)

    That being said, I imagine all good things about it. Great food, BEAUTIFUL language, beautiful people, awesome music, HIGH HIGH HIGH literacy rate and Ikea!

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    Scandinavia brings us some very hawt blonde chicks so whats there not to love?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eucatastrophe View Post
    The thought that you guys might look down upon immigrants
    This is definitely the case in many parts of Europe, and especially true for Denmark we have a party in our parliament that is pretty much about not allowing non-westerners access to our country.

    http://www.danskfolkeparti.dk/The_Pa...ples_Party.asp

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    everything is made out of chocolate and vanilla and everyone lives inside a giant tree house and they are driving unicorns
    ...seriously?

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    My dad is Finnish and so the first thing I think when I hear "Scandinavia" is "Oh shit, I bet I'm going to have to explain to yet another person that Finland is not part of Scandinavia."

    Edit: Also, my dad turns 74 this year, and when I got him to sign up for a WoW trial account a couple years back he made an undead warrior named "Vanhaukko", which means "old man" and apparently is the name of some ancient Finnish deity or mythological figure. I just thought that was awesome, and needed to share. He doesn't play WoW anymore though, only lasted through the trial account and up to level 15 or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maklor View Post
    This is definitely the case in many parts of Europe, and especially true for Denmark we have a party in our parliament that is pretty much about not allowing non-westerners access to our country.

    http://www.danskfolkeparti.dk/The_Pa...ples_Party.asp
    :|

    I completely understand why it might be the case though. I just hope some of us can show you that we're indeed different and if we moved to your country, we'd adapt, and appreciate it for what it was rather than impose our beliefs and systems upon you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanin View Post
    The only bad thing about Scandinavia is that there's so little people up here. That's the only con really. Everything else is pretty much great.
    I'd say that's one of the best things about Scandinavia...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yirrah View Post
    I'd say that's one of the best things about Scandinavia...
    Indeed. One of the reasons I still love this place.
    Well excuuuse me, Princess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maklor View Post
    This is definitely the case in many parts of Europe, and especially true for Denmark we have a party in our parliament that is pretty much about not allowing non-westerners access to our country.

    http://www.danskfolkeparti.dk/The_Pa...ples_Party.asp
    Unfortunately, so do Sweden.
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    And in Norway too, by the way. I even vote for them, for reasons I'll keep to myself.
    Well excuuuse me, Princess.

    You are now breathing manually.

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    As a Swede who's lived on the other side of the world for a long time and visited every continent, I must say, this is the greatest country in the world.

    The girls
    The seasons
    Archipelago
    Death metal
    Swedish House Mafia
    Highest taxes in the world (yes, that's a good thing)
    Exceptional education, health care, roads etc
    Great history and culture
    Wide uninhabited areas
    Generally people har highly educated and well informed

    + Öl + grilla + stockholms skärgård + vänner + båtliv


    Mmmm! Can't wait for the summer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clay View Post
    As a Swede who's lived on the other side of the world for a long time and visited every continent, I must say, this is the greatest country in the world.

    The girls
    The seasons
    Archipelago
    Death metal
    Swedish House Mafia
    Highest taxes in the world (yes, that's a good thing)
    Exceptional education, health care, roads etc
    Great history and culture
    Wide uninhabited areas
    Generally people har highly educated and well informed

    + Öl + grilla + stockholms skärgård + vänner + båtliv


    Mmmm! Can't wait for the summer!
    This, absolutely this! I have loads of friends who're all "**** Sweden, I'm moving out of here as soon as I possibly can" and sure, Sweden has negative aspects too, but based on their arguments it's almost always a case of the grass being greener on the other side. Unless something drastical happens, I will stay here 'til the day I die.
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    Well I'm not american, I'm from Romania, but my thoughts are follows:
    -great countries, with quite good economy
    -caring about people
    -helpful, I read numerous stories about people stopping their cars on the streets to admire the scenery and natives stopping to ask if their cars broke down(in Romania they would either pass or stop and steal your radio)
    -they care about studies too, and even the employers care about having people that studied, they don't throw away studies if you don't have practice, so they care about those too
    -they aren't ruled by idiots (some people living there might not agree, but I'm saying compared to my country)
    -high freedom of speech
    -kind of cold
    -lots of nature and people aren't spread around in towns like in termite mounds with my house glued to the next one.

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    Every man has long black hair and makes a career out of:

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    We can buy beer from the age of 16 legally, take this into your consideration

    been there done that... except AQ opening event, fml -.-

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    Will probably be 18 soon, it was 15 until a couple of years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durh View Post
    We can buy beer from the age of 16 legally, take this into your consideration
    Only in Denmark, though! Norway and Sweden requires you to be 18 to buy, 20 for stronger stuff.

    Sweden:
    0 - 2.25 %: No age limit, although most stores avoid selling to people below 18 years of age if it's above 1-1.5 % or so (there's stuff like 0.7% cider and they could care less about that)
    2.26 - 3.49 %: Age limit: 18
    3.5 % +: Age limit: 20 to buy from "systembolaget" (which is owned by the state), or 18 if you're at the pub.
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    As a Scandivarian (Swedish) I must ask.. Where are these.. hot blondes you speak off?
    I registered on MMO-Champion, and all I got was this lousy signature...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelfie View Post
    As a Scandivarian (Swedish) I must ask.. Where are these.. hot blondes you speak off?
    Blondes, I don't know much about but we, no doubt, have a lot of high quality girls! Just that most of them tend to be brunettes or redheads nowadays (which I no doubt aprove of).
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