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Old Today, 11:43 AM
 
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the Vikings are very overrated cause they only destroyed European countries and didn't have a significant influence on other parts of the known world. very limited influence at best
The opposite is true, the Vikings created countries.
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Old Today, 10:06 PM
 
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The opposite is true, the Vikings created countries.
In fact, they are still in Iceland, with a continuous residence since - what, 800? The rest of the countries they blended in, but Iceland was uninhabited when the Vikings came ashore.
They occupied Greenland, too, but left around 1350.
They founded Dublin.
Since the Vikings normally did not travel with women, they tended to marry, kidnap, or whatever with the local women. Even the original Icelandic women were actually Scots or Irish, with some notable exceptions.
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