What Scandinavian Country are you form?
Finland
7.4% (13)
7.4% (13)
Sweden
29% (51)
29% (51)
Denmark
10.2% (18)
10.2% (18)
Norway
13.6% (24)
13.6% (24)
Iceland
4.5% (8)
4.5% (8)
Not Scandinavian
35.2% (62)
35.2% (62)
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Poll: Scandinavians of the Escapist

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OK so I just read and wrote in a Topic were we were supposed to answer where we came from and something about our country.
Well drunk as I am I scrolled through all six pages and only found about 8 Swedes, 2 Finns (me and one other guy) and 1 Danish dude
So this made me think, how many Scandinavians are we at this site and how spread out are we?
And as this is the Escapist I presume people not from Scandinavia are going to pop by to check the situation so there's a non-Scandinavian option in the poll :D
For those not aware, Scandinavia concists of (starting from the east) Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway (well Denmark is below Norway but Norway goes more westwards than Denmark only counting the mainland and not any islands) and last but not least Iceland and we are in the northern parts if Europe
So fellow friends, where are you from?
If you're Scadinavian I'd like to know what you think about the fact that our five countries are being put into one lump of land...
and
If you're not from Scandinavia, WHY DID YOU COMER HERE!!??! ;)

I'm Half-Norwegian, but don't/haven't ever lived in Scandinavia.

As for why, prolly to boost my post count while contributing to something.

I've slept with a girl from Finland once. She was really nice actually.
The other Scandinavian I've met was Swedish and...he was a drunkard, but again, a pleasant guy.

So hey, from what I gather, they're nice people. Woo!

Swede here. Also, Finland isn't actually a part of Scandinavia. It's part of the Nordic countries, but not Scandinavia. Scandinavia is Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

IamQ:
Swede here. Also, Finland isn't actually a part of Scandinavia. It's part of the Nordic countries, but not Scandinavia. Scandinavia is Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Since I've been like 7 years old they've said in our schools that we are a part of Scandinavia :P
So in this thread us Finns are a part of Scandinavia ; )

Guffe:

IamQ:
Swede here. Also, Finland isn't actually a part of Scandinavia. It's part of the Nordic countries, but not Scandinavia. Scandinavia is Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Since I've been like 7 years old they've said in our schools that we are a part of Scandinavia :P
So in this thread us Finns are a part of Scandinavia ; )

Well, you Finns have always been part swedish, so... ;)

IamQ:

Guffe:

IamQ:
Swede here. Also, Finland isn't actually a part of Scandinavia. It's part of the Nordic countries, but not Scandinavia. Scandinavia is Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Since I've been like 7 years old they've said in our schools that we are a part of Scandinavia :P
So in this thread us Finns are a part of Scandinavia ; )

Well, you Finns have always been part swedish, so... ;)

Dessutom jag som är Finladsvensk å min mammas modersmål är svenska borde veta det bättre än någon annan, precis som majoritetn av mina vänner ; )

I just told him what he said is true in Swedish for anyone who cares : )

Finnish here.
(As any other Finnish people can probably guess by my user-name)

About half of my ancestors come from Finland and Norway [1], though they left a long time ago. My dad's adopted family[2] are part of The Old Apostolic church (I guess they are called the Firstborn in Finland where it originated) so thanks a lot Finland, now I have issues.

[1] the rest is a quarter Irish and a bit of French and German
[2] Who are mostly Scottish and English

From Sweden here mate.

'Nother Swede, Geat at heart, though.

Guffe:

IamQ:
Swede here. Also, Finland isn't actually a part of Scandinavia. It's part of the Nordic countries, but not Scandinavia. Scandinavia is Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Since I've been like 7 years old they've said in our schools that we are a part of Scandinavia :P
So in this thread us Finns are a part of Scandinavia ; )

Finland is part of Scandinavia as far as I'm concerned. Finlands sak är vår, et cetera. :3

Oh, I see the fact that at least Finland isn't a part of Scandinavia's been mentioned already. So yeah, the correct term would be Fenno-Scandinavia or Nordic Countries.
Well anyway, Finland here, in this small town called Hollola where I've met like 1 person that I get along with.
And also Pohjoismaat > Skandinavia

how i dream of living in a Scandinavian country.

Sweden here, to be the first one to actualy comment on one of the topics questions about " If you're Scadinavian I'd like to know what you think about the fact that our five countries are being put into one lump of land".

To be honest i have no trouble with that, Sure we don´t share what´s supposed to be eaten at certain occasion´s or tradition´s like that. And we all have our silly jokes or sterotypes of how our neighbours are. But we are all pretty small countries population wise and for most parts i dont think our society´s are that much different or our ideal´s. This may tho be something i have imagined in my head.

IamQ:

Guffe:

IamQ:
Swede here. Also, Finland isn't actually a part of Scandinavia. It's part of the Nordic countries, but not Scandinavia. Scandinavia is Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Since I've been like 7 years old they've said in our schools that we are a part of Scandinavia :P
So in this thread us Finns are a part of Scandinavia ; )

Well, you Finns have always been part swedish, so... ;)

Don't you mean "you Finns have been subjects of Sweden or considered as second-rate citizens for long enough?"
On the one hand I'm kind of sad that they are being taught to be part of their historic "oppressors," on the other the alternative would be relating them to russians or estonians.

Guffe:
If you're not from Scandinavia, WHY DID YOU COMER HERE!!??! ;)

We're looking for longboats of mass-destruction.

100 per cent Norwegian, baby!
I'm from the most western part of the Norwegian coast, but since I'm in the army now, I'm stationed in the far north, in Kirkenes, as a Norwegian border soldier.

i wouldn't regard Finland as Scandinavian, ever since their independence from Sweden they have don everything they possibly can to de-swedify their country, especially in regards to their weird made up gurgle language they "speak". silly cultural rebellion

if you couldn't tell from the arrogance and snide xenophobic comment i am a danish citizen.

in all seriousness i wouldn't know what was being said to me if someone spoke finish to me, let alone know what kind of food i was being served. that is how culturally and linguistically different they are. Finns are Nordic not Scandinavian.

OT: i think a renewed "Kalmar" union would be very beneficial both socially, economically and culturally. Our countries international profiles would certainly get a great boost. Just recently(December-January 2012-13) i was traveling through South America with a short stop in Miami, Florida. The sheer amount of ignorant guesses to where Denmark was located, along with the various attempts at guessing our capital was astounding. from Chevrolet to Vienna to IKEA(seriously) ect. Guesses at the location were equally inaccurate, from middle of and coast(wtf!?) of Germany to the middle of the north pole, or Russian province(i guess that was directed at the Finns mostly :P)

A "united kingdom of Scandinavia" or federal union would be beneficial for all of our countries, the cultural profile that Sweden has overseas, along with the Norwegian oilfields and the danish(Copenhagen) connection hub to the mainland of Europe, would indeed create a much stronger state. A state with considerable muscle to actually influence the EUs decisions and possible monetary independence(i am thinking in regards to the danish crown piggy backing on the German economy for almost 40 years since the first oil crisis in the 70's)

we are 3 very small countries as it is , 9.5 5.5 and 5 million united we would be around 20million citizens... you know the size of actual countries, and if the Finns want to join in the number would be even greater, however both linguistically, politically they are very far from the rest of us. United we would be the wealthiest country in the EU and on of the wealthiest in the world in regards to GDP per capita and one of the highest in regards to purchasing power. Besides Japan we would be the most successful homogeneous country in the world. It would finally justify the danish arrogance and obsessiveness over self accomplishments, its a textbook case of napoleon complex.

Hell Malmø and Copenhagen are practically inseparable as it is, and we get more of our share of weekend visitors from both Norway and Sweden. Finally union might actually give us a chance at winning a football championship fairly... you know without filling in for a country that left the tournament because of civil war

Norwegian here, living in Oslo. Making my living as an electrical engineer, and loving it :-)

Paradoxrifts:

Guffe:
If you're not from Scandinavia, WHY DID YOU COMER HERE!!??! ;)

We're looking for longboats of mass-destruction.

you are too late!!

The damned english took our long boats and most of our other boats regardless of shape, back in the mid 1800's

Norwegian. Came here because a friend of mine showed me ZP while we were procrastinating some programming, and just kind of stayed here after that.

Also, you don't need to worry about Scandinavia being several countries mashed together. I intend to conquer them all fairly soon.

I'm danish and I love Scandinavia, you guys are the best neighbours a country could have. =)

Deadlock Radium:
100 per cent Norwegian, baby!
I'm from the most western part of the Norwegian coast, but since I'm in the army now, I'm stationed in the far north, in Kirkenes, as a Norwegian border soldier.

Exactly what he said, down to the town we come from. Except for the army part, which I've served already.

O maestre:
Scandinavian union snip

Oh hush, you just want our oil.

I kid though, that would probably benefit all three countries greatly. I know I would appreciate the swedish road standard and lower tax on most foods and such at least. However, I am so strongly opposed to Norway joining the EU, that would be a major hindrance for me if such a thing was put to a vote. But you make some good points, and it would definitely make us one of the most powerful economies in the world (Norway's current GDP per capita already topping the list notwithstanding).

Saregon:

Deadlock Radium:
100 per cent Norwegian, baby!
I'm from the most western part of the Norwegian coast, but since I'm in the army now, I'm stationed in the far north, in Kirkenes, as a Norwegian border soldier.

Exactly what he said, down to the town we come from. Except for the army part, which I've served already.

O maestre:
Scandinavian union snip

Oh hush, you just want our oil.

I kid though, that would probably benefit all three countries greatly. I know I would appreciate the swedish road standard and lower tax on most foods and such at least. However, I am so strongly opposed to Norway joining the EU, that would be a major hindrance for me if such a thing was put to a vote. But you make some good points, and it would definitely make us one of the most powerful economies in the world (Norway's current GDP per capita already topping the list notwithstanding).

Ah but a Scandinavian union would have a lot more "weight" to throw around within the Eu, due to the reasons i stated above. united we could actually have a say at shaping the EU in a considerable way, in contrast to just tagging along which both Denmark and Sweden are doing.

....and yes dammit we want some sweet black gold(oil) too! part of the reason why we are so dependent on the EU is that we are not the "Saudi Arabia" of the north.... and as far as i've been told it used to be ours too, but you conned it from us... well kinda. fandens også at Hækkerup var sådan en svag drikker.

Another Swede here :)

Guffe:
If you're not from Scandinavia, WHY DID YOU COMER HERE!!??! ;)

To post this:

image

*hops on wombat and surfs away*

Umm yeah, hi. Iceland here with my massive volcano OF DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! It is a device that is capable of blocking out the sun and killing crops! It may or may not work sometimes!

I'm from Norway.

I used to think it was a bit weird that our three (or four) countries were lumped together as "Scandinavia", but then I found out that the word Scandinavia is actually derived from an ancient Germanic phrase which means something like "dangerous waters". This originally referred to the treacherous (and viking-infested) body of water separating Denmark from the rest of us.

Norway reporting for............ Fun?

Yes I am Norwegian. I love it in the cold, I eat more frozen pizzathan anyone,
I live like a king(atleast till the oil runs out. Then I am screwed), I think violence is overrated and I need a license to own a tv. Any questions?

O maestre:

Saregon:

Deadlock Radium:
100 per cent Norwegian, baby!
I'm from the most western part of the Norwegian coast, but since I'm in the army now, I'm stationed in the far north, in Kirkenes, as a Norwegian border soldier.

Exactly what he said, down to the town we come from. Except for the army part, which I've served already.

O maestre:
Scandinavian union snip

Oh hush, you just want our oil.

I kid though, that would probably benefit all three countries greatly. I know I would appreciate the swedish road standard and lower tax on most foods and such at least. However, I am so strongly opposed to Norway joining the EU, that would be a major hindrance for me if such a thing was put to a vote. But you make some good points, and it would definitely make us one of the most powerful economies in the world (Norway's current GDP per capita already topping the list notwithstanding).

Ah but a Scandinavian union would have a lot more "weight" to throw around within the Eu, due to the reasons i stated above. united we could actually have a say at shaping the EU in a considerable way, in contrast to just tagging along which both Denmark and Sweden are doing.

....and yes dammit we want some sweet black gold(oil) too! part of the reason why we are so dependent on the EU is that we are not the "Saudi Arabia" of the north.... and as far as i've been told it used to be ours too, but you conned it from us... well kinda. fandens også at Hækkerup var sådan en svag drikker.

Is that Hans Hækkerup you're referring to? What did he do? And the oil is in sovereign Norwegian waters in the North Sea, or at least most of it is, I know the UK have a few platforms out there as well. And true, it's very nice to have, but we don't spend the oil-money though, only the interest and investment profits it earns us. And our industries are weaker than Sweden's, and tourism is weaker than Denmark I believe. If the oil dried up tomorrow we would likely be the weakest of the Scandinavian economies, as we are a bit too dependent on it. And true, we would have a lot of weight in the EU as a union, but also a lot of responsibilities with bailing out the weaker economies and such (the whole Euro debacle really is a spectacle to behold). But it would be nice to have influence, and not just accept every single thing they come up with through the EEA(Norway has used it's right to veto exactly ONCE).

Just realised Iceland is the only Scandinavian country I've ever been to

If you can call it one

RhombusHatesYou:

Guffe:
If you're not from Scandinavia, WHY DID YOU COMER HERE!!??! ;)

To post this:

image

*hops on wombat and surfs away*

Blast, I wanted to be the one to introduce Scandinavia and the World to this thread... Oh well.

Anyways, Norwegian here, studying in Oslo.

And, as has already been touched upon, here are the correct designations:
image

Danmark! All hail the Nordic kingdoms!

(Yes even Sweden, and to prove as a Dane that I don't hate Sverige)

Here is a grand display of your amazing Viking cooking skills:

Hello fellow ubermensch. We represent the pinnacle of social and political achievement world wide. Although the Norwegians sort off cheated with that whole "oil" thing.

Iceland btw.

Dane reporting in.

IamQ:
Swede here. Also, Finland isn't actually a part of Scandinavia. It's part of the Nordic countries, but not Scandinavia. Scandinavia is Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

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