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View Poll Results: Sweden is more like
Finland 13 12.87%
Norway 88 87.13%
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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Originally Posted by Don_Caballero View Post
Norway and Sweden are much more similar to eachother than they are to finland.
Except on the only thing that matters: The Norwegians suck at ice hockey.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Except on the only thing that matters: The Norwegians suck at ice hockey.
Quite the opposite. Good for them. Most of the world couldn't care less about stupid stick slashing.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:58 AM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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Quite the opposite. Good for them. Most of the world couldn't care less about stupid stick slashing.
But we're not talking about the rest of the world. Only the part of it cool enough to play ice hockey.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Finland
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But we're not talking about the rest of the world. Only the part of it cool enough to play ice hockey.
I know. And still they suck, like the Danes as well, but don't seem to care much about it. And we suck at most sports, not much to boast about.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:57 AM
 
Location: 59°N
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I do not care if we [Norway] stink at ice hockey. I am only "envious" of all the talented Finnish F1 drivers (Räikkönen, Häkkinen, Rosberg, ++).
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Finland
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I do not care if we [Norway] stink at ice hockey. I am only "envious" of all the talented Finnish F1 drivers (Räikkönen, Häkkinen, Rosberg, ++).
I envy Rosenborg and Molde, so we're even.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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I know. And still they suck, like the Danes as well, but don't seem to care much about it. And we suck at most sports, not much to boast about.
We don't suck at ice hockey, which is why it's cool. We also don't suck at other sports because we don't play them.

When Finland sends a squad to play Sri Lanka in cricket, only then you can say we suck at it.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:58 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Overall Sweden seems somewhere in between Norway and Finland culturally - which would you consider it more like?
Sweden, Norway and Denmark are a folk with some regional dialects, Finns are relatives of Estonians, Hungarians,Karelians,Udmurtians, Sames.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Sweden, Norway and Denmark are a folk with some regional dialects, Finns are relatives of Estonians, Hungarians,Karelians,Udmurtians, Sames.
The languages are related, not the people or the cultures. Culturally Finland has absolutely nothing to do with Hungary, but very much to do with Sweden. It ain't that hard to understand, is it?
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:02 PM
 
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Sweden, Norway and Denmark are a folk with some regional dialects, Finns are relatives of Estonians, Hungarians,Karelians,Udmurtians, Sames.
I disagree. I see Finland and Sweden's relationship being very much like England and Ireland, the difference being most Irish people today speak a distinct dialect of English and only a minority speak Irish to a great extent, while most Finns speak Finnish and only a minority speak Swedish.

Finland was actually part of Sweden for a long long time and if the Kalevala wasn't written I wouldn't be surprised if Finland was simply eastern Sweden today.
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