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Old 04-11-2013, 04:15 PM
 
Location: SE UK
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They traveled by boat, which is why they only settled and above all raided along coasts, thus they could never get into central Europe. Britain is the only country they went and really settled in, probably because it is a relatively small island and as such surrounded by a vulnerable coastline.
Vikings settled a long way inland in Russia, its not true that they only settled in Britain!

 
Old 04-11-2013, 04:33 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Vikings settled a long way inland in Russia, its not true that they only settled in Britain!
Yes, they did get to Russia, but I am talking about the core of Europe, not some remote fringes. The Vikings did not have much of an effect on continental Europe, very much unlike in Britain, where they were key.

The point is, even though people are more or less mixed in most places of Europe, the ingredients of the mix varies a whole lot from region to region. Thus the way people look also varies.
 
Old 04-11-2013, 11:49 PM
 
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Vikings settled a long way inland in Russia, its not true that they only settled in Britain!

The Viking settlement in the British Isles and in Normandie(France) was indeed more intense than in Eastern/Southern Europe. Danelaw was part of the Danish kingdom, Yorkshire, etc... There are so many words in the English language that are of Scandinavian origin, and so many English names as well have a Scandinavian influence. Many places in England have a Scandinavian name. The reason why England was invaded by Normans was because of a Scandinavian link to the throne of England. In Scotland, the Herbrides, Shetlands, Orkneys were all Viking territory. Many of Ireland major cities were started by Vikings as well. In the settlement of Iceland, at least 40% of Viking stock were those who were in Ireland and northern Scotland and in thatof the Faroes Islands are Vikings from those same areas. Many of those Vikings had Celtic concubines and Celtic slaves as well. Erik the Red's son Leif was married in the British Isles. Another proof is that Rurik the Varangian(Viking) warrior who founded the first Russian dynasty, was described as someone who looks like the following people: Danes, Swedes, English(Anglo-Saxons) and Gotlanders. That alone speaks for itself. The Varangian Guard in Byzantine Empire was a special mercenary army to protect Byzantine emperors, they were made up of Teutonicpeople particularly Scandinavians (Sweden, Denmark,Norway and Iceland) and Anglo-Saxons (England). After Norman invasion of England ,Anglo-Saxons were largely recruited in the Varangian Guard and they were not at all differentiated from the Scandinavians. The character that these Teutonic/Germanic people (Anglo-Saxons and Vikings) shared in common was their loyalty to their oaths.
 
Old 04-12-2013, 12:45 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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People always say about iceland being scandanavian but is their dna even related
 
Old 04-12-2013, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Near Tours, France about 4710'N 025'E
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Yes, they did get to Russia, but I am talking about the core of Europe, not some remote fringes. The Vikings did not have much of an effect on continental Europe, very much unlike in Britain, where they were key.

The point is, even though people are more or less mixed in most places of Europe, the ingredients of the mix varies a whole lot from region to region. Thus the way people look also varies.

very true. each country has its own specific genetic cocktail, which depend of the proportions of the mix, not of each genetic ingredient. But it seems "easthome" is enable to understand this (or doesn't want to aknowledge that Britain is on of the big European countries which has among the strongest "nordic" genetic influence). he/she just can't stand this idea for some strange reasons.
 
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Im sorry, but I am sitting here looking accross the desk to my work colleague Dan, Dan is NOT mixed raced and he could easily pass as Portugese! He has dark (black) hair and dark (brown) eyes, how many people do you think in Britain do not have some 'mixing' in their past with people from other parts of the world?
Or how about the native population of country won't naturally all look the same; some will be darker, others lighter.
 
Old 04-13-2013, 02:39 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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very true. each country has its own specific genetic cocktail, which depend of the proportions of the mix, not of each genetic ingredient. But it seems "easthome" is enable to understand this (or doesn't want to aknowledge that Britain is on of the big European countries which has among the strongest "nordic" genetic influence). he/she just can't stand this idea for some strange reasons.
Britains are NOT particularly Nordic!!! Look Europeans have been 'mixing' for 2 millennia, Britain's DO NOT have a different 'look' to other Europeans to suggest otherwise is ridiculous, I thought the Nazis would be the last to come up with this sort of nonsence, Britains have been procreating with other Britains with god knows what heritage for generation after generation (is Roman Britain's with Saxon Britain's, Celtic Britain's with Viking Britain's etc) now add to that the Jewish, Italian, Irish, Turkish, Indian, Caribbean, African, Eastern European etc immigrants of more recent times that have also pro-created with the population and you can see how mixed an 'average' Britain is - so I ask again if Britain's have a certain 'look' would somebody please explain exactly what it is? Because it really doesn't exist!!!
 
Old 04-13-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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Britains are NOT particularly Nordic!!! Look Europeans have been 'mixing' for 2 millennia, Britain's DO NOT have a different 'look' to other Europeans to suggest otherwise is ridiculous, I thought the Nazis would be the last to come up with this sort of nonsence, Britains have been procreating with other Britains with god knows what heritage for generation after generation (is Roman Britain's with Saxon Britain's, Celtic Britain's with Viking Britain's etc) now add to that the Jewish, Italian, Irish, Turkish, Indian, Caribbean, African, Eastern European etc immigrants of more recent times that have also pro-created with the population and you can see how mixed an 'average' Britain is - so I ask again if Britain's have a certain 'look' would somebody please explain exactly what it is? Because it really doesn't exist!!!
I think the "look" that others are describing probably fall along the lines of:



and

 
Old 04-13-2013, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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I think the "look" that others are describing probably fall along the lines of:



and
But not every single person in Britain looks like that so don't talk nonsense!!!!!!! British people don't exist!!!!!!!! Other people might exist but not us we're all super-diverse immigrants!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 04-13-2013, 10:27 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Yes actually there is a such thing as a British person. People try and say that there isn't so that they can say that Black and Indians etc are British ethnicity but they really aren't.
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