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    How Different Are the Finnish to the Swedish, Danish and Norwegians?

    A few years ago I used to lump the Finnish as having much the same culture as the Swedish, Norwegians and Danish, despite speaking an entirely differently language. However, up on some more research, the Finnish strike me as very different to the other Scandinavian nations.

    I guess firstly, the Finnish are technically an Eastern European ethnicity, they speak what is essentially an Eastern European language and an ethnic Finn looks different to an ethnic Swede or Norwegian. At risk of offending some people, I feel Denmark, Norwegian and Sweden are very similar nations, they speak languages which are resonabley mutually intelligible with each other and each share a similar culture, I feel they could integrate into each others countries just as well as an Englishman could integrate into Scotland or Wales and vice versa.

    However, the Finnish strike as being entirely different, and I feel that even in modern times their nation, people and politics have diverted from that of the germanic Scandinavian nations. Finland strikes me as being significantly more Right Wing, and the average person seems to have far more pride in their nation and heritage, which is a big contrast to Sweden in particular where political correctness has got to ridiculous proportions and national pride is shunned and deemed racist.

    While a relatively small thing, another thing which makes me think the Finnish are very proud of their nation is the language many of their musicians choose to sing in. In Sweden, Norway and Denmark their musicians seem to universally sing in English, and never in their own language, it seems as if singing in their own language is considered deeply unfashionable and undesirable. Which is a sharp contrast to Finland, where a significant amount of their musicians choose to sing in Finnish.

    Also, I believe Finland has taken in relatively few non-Europeans, and that the majority of foreigners that are present in Finland are from European nations anyway. Also, when I've seen pictures of street scenes in Helsinki, and other major Finnish cities you don't see many black faces, while in pictures of Stockholm, Copenhagen or Oslo every second person is a fucking darkie.

    Well done Finland .

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    I have nothing but good to say about the Finns. My mother in law is a Karelian her family being driven out of East Karelia by the Russians after WW2. Their family in turn were great land owners in Imperial Russia and suppplied the wood from their forests to the Winter Palace at St. Petersburg. (former president Maarti Ahtisaari is one of her fathers cousins)
    Don't worry, I tested my wifes' cranial index and blood group before I married her. Cranial Index 72. Blood group A. Thoroughly Germanic.
    The Finns are so proud and admirable.
    Some anecdotes. Finns have exceptional standards of Hygeine and cleanliness So far above say the English that it gives them vertigo. My own view is that a lack of Hygeine is good for the immune system.
    Finns have the largest brain capacity of any ethnic group. The highest sperm counts and the highest percentage of blondes. Most speak half a dozen languages.
    Their national pride is such it would be considered an outrage to depict say the national flag on a swim suit, or have it on a towel.
    Hitler called the Finns "the last race of heroes", as their kill rate in WW2 was 200:1 (Most being skilled snipers) Finland also never capitulated to Russia but signed an armistice.
    On the negative side the Finns speak a Finno-Ugric language which is non Indo European. They posess some 200 genetic diseases peculiar to Finns alone. There is a large incidence of mental disorder and their will to breed is low.
    Whilst there are perfectly wonderful Germanic specimens of people in Finland there are many wierd looking individuals with wide heads, slanty eyes and huge cheek bones.
    What bodes ill for the future is their government asking for 5 million new immigrants in the future (Finland only has 5 million people in the first place)
    What is up with people that they won't breed? Nothing is better than sex and having lots of babies and children. The slack is only going to be taken up by rat brained muds. Besides isn't replacing one population with another just slow motion genocide?

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    Typically the Scandinavians are more similar; Norwegians, Swedes, and Danes. However Icelanders and the people of the Foroese Islands are very similar to Scandinavians. Most of their languages are intelligible and can be spoken and understood very well, Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish are essentially the same language. The culture is very similar, and much of the people are genetically the same people.

    The only exception are the Finns, who are an ethnic group of their own, that speak a "Finno-Ugaric" language comparably more similar to the language of the Magyars, or Hungarians. Although Finns are considered a Nordic peoples and a part of the Nordic culture, that is only because of their great kinship with Sweden, who has for years ruled Finland.

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    My question is if Finland, why not Russia or the baltic countries? We have about as much in common with these cultures as the finnish culture.

    In fact, the one thing that has struck me under my trips to Finland, without being degrading, is the big lack of culture.

    Is it likely that the germanic influences are entirely, or in majority, from years under the swedish crown?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceasar View Post
    My question is if Finland, why not Russia or the baltic countries? We have about as much in common with these cultures as the finnish culture.

    In fact, the one thing that has struck me under my trips to Finland, without being degrading, is the big lack of culture.

    Is it likely that the germanic influences are entirely, or in majority, from years under the swedish crown?
    I would guess because Finland is highly germanized and their culture is not as highly anti-Germanic as Slavic culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forkbeard View Post
    Besides isn't replacing one population with another just slow motion genocide?
    Yes, that is exactly what it is. Especially if the new population is ethnically/racially totally foreign.

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    How different are the Mongolian to the Russians, Belorussian and Polish?

    That's about the same question.

    Finns may sing mostly in Finnish, but it'd be inaccurate to say they have contributed much to the music industry in the world, while Sweden on the other hand is the third largest producer of music in the world. While at the same time the songs that are popular in Sweden are if not mostly, then at least fifty percenty in Swedish.

    Why the Finns more or less exclusively sing in Finnish can be attributed to the fact that they are unable to learn new languages. They have to learn Swedish in their schools (which none of them do), and then English (which they learn with more espri than Swedish, but never acceptable). In my job I have met thousands of Finns that I have to talk to, but when finding out they speak neither Swedish nor English, we just have to point and make gestures. Except for the Swedish Finns, naturally they can speak Swedish.

    Younger Finns may be able to learn English acceptable, but considering the language barrier (English is Indo-European, Finnish is Uralic with Mongolian ties) you will always be able to hear a strong, vulgar accent.
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    Oh no we are having the this debate again lmao..I am always Witnessing The Finns and the Swedes fight it out. I Never got a chance to hear the differences of all four.

    I am gulity of ;lumping two of the "scandivian nations" together. They Kind of get paired up in my mind.

    I think Danes are an entirely different kettle of fish than an Norwegians. I can easily distingush them physically at least..cultrually I also see them as different nations..i know they are lol

    I relate Denmark better to Sweden I don't know why I do it, I kind of think the people are similar looking..more glacile and less harsh ( not harsh is bad looking).


    Finland I would say has the most different culture and people..I can spot finnish People miles away..it's the cheekbones..I sometimes like lump them as an Eastern European Country..I know they are not..I figure that Russia is next door I do that.

    I would say though that Norwegians also kind of don't fit either, they differ a bit more in culture, physicality ( ALOT) Norwegians look soooo different than Swedes, etc...I just woke up don't mind me.

    Yours are all Goregous!! so no fighting! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcrawlxawayx View Post

    I would say though that Norwegians also kind of don't fit either, they differ a bit more in culture, physicality ( ALOT) Norwegians look soooo different than Swedes, etc...I just woke up don't mind me.

    Yours are all Goregous!! so no fighting! lol
    No, they do not. The physical appearance and culture of Swedes and Norwegians are very similar, actually. This from a girl who actually IS Swedish, and who has family also in Norway.

    Don't worry, no one intends to "fight" here, even if you can spot a provocateur when you see one.

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    I was just being sarcastic lol , I know that yours are all related culturally..I was just saying because I am an outsider..that I have to make a system of classifications in my mind. No intentions to fight..:-)..I respect all of the cultures . I don't have a good sample size of Norwegians only met may be 15 in my life..so for what I had to work with , they just seemed to look very different from an outsider :-)

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