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    Ástandiđ (Icelandic: "the condition" or "situation") is a term used about the perceived influence British and American soldiers had on Icelandic women during World War II.
    At its peak the population of foreign soldiers was equal to that of Icelandic men. Many of the foreign soldiers would court Icelandic women and estimates of the number of women who married foreign soldiers goes into the hundreds. Such interaction between Icelandic women and foreign troops was not always well received and the women involved were often accused of prostitution and betraying their home country. Children born to such women are known in Icelandic as ástandsbörn ("children of the condition/situation").

    When the British Army invaded Iceland in 1940 people gathered on the streets to see the troops and the fact that many young Icelandic girls were swept away by them didn't go unnoticed. Immediately discussions began over what effect this would have and minimal interaction with the troops was encouraged, but this proved to be difficult as many Icelanders had jobs in some way connected to the troops. A committee was formed which produced a damning report on the soldiers, which shed light on widespread prostitution amongst the troops. The Icelandic authorities tried unsuccessfully to reduce the soldiers' encounters with Icelandic girls but with time the issue lapsed and was no longer part of the current affairs. The soldiers went home with the conclusion of the war in 1945.
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    Most people wanted to stay neutral and therefor we denied Britain's offers of protection. The Brits came anyways and took the land by force. Iceland had it's share of national socialists at the time and the Reich had a consular office stationed here. The British army was expecting some resistance from the Reykjavik police and German and Icelandic national socialists but everything happened rather peacefully. Most people sympathized with the allies though after the invasion of Norway.
    The year that the Brits spent in Iceland was rather peaceful but it would often come to fights in the weekends between Icelandic Nationalists and soldiers.

    Once the Yanks came along the Icelanders realized that they'd rather have the Brits, because they thought that they showed more respect to the locals and stayed more away from the local females. The Americans would import a lot of luxuries that they'd often use to entice the fairer sex with. Brawls and clashes became really regular as the Icelandic men didn't like someone that was trying to chat up their crush or girlfriend. Girls that went out with soldiers basically got stamped as hookers and one newspaper published a list of them. This made many girls afraid of even speaking to a soldier.

    The Icelander also took an advantage of the situation. The arrival of the allied military required a lot of construction. Working in construction for the military gave good money and therefor many sign up for it. The Allies were really unorganized with their work. They didn't make the workers line up when they read their names up on the work site so almost every worker said yes for himself and a couple of his mates that didn't show up but worked on the sees in stead.

    On the 8th of may 1945 (Victory in Europe Day) Icelanders were celebrating Norways and Denmarks freedom. A lot of British marines and men from the Royal air force were celebrating in Reykjavik as well. The Americans were locked up in their camps to avoid clashes with the locals. People gathered around the statue of Ingólfur Arnarson
    there was some tension between the soldiers and the locals but everything was going well until a British marine climbed on top of the statue and hung the union jack from Ingólfs halberd. A huge fight started around the statue. Rocks were being thrown and a drunk marine was arrested as he ran with a machine gun towards the fight. British and Icelandic police officers used bats and water cannons to brake up the crowd. The soldiers then went downtown and broke windows in shops and other businesses in their anger.

    I would say that today's Icelander is really anti-nazi and pro-allied as he's been fed with propaganda and Hollywood movies. I'm rather neutral but pointing more to the German side. Almost every Icelander that I have met that is interested in ww2 is rather pro-nazi though.

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    Here is a poem written by a British marine

    Iceland
    The snow comes braking from the hills,
    Bringing coughs and colds and chills,
    breeding place of all known ills,
    Is ICELAND.

    No birds that sing or lambs that play,
    A sun that shines one hour per day,
    Girls that look the other way,
    That's ICELAND..

    When to this land I say farewell,
    Leaving will be really swell,
    I know now what they mean by "Hell",
    It's ICELAND

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    Once the Yanks came along the Icelanders realized that they'd rather have the Brits, because they thought that they showed more respect to the locals and stayed more away from the local females.
    Bring the Brits back!

    The Americans would import a lot of luxuries that they'd often use to entice the fairer sex with. Brawls and clashes became really regular as the Icelandic men didn't like someone that was trying to chat up their crush or girlfriend. Girls that went out with soldiers basically got stamped as hookers and one newspaper published a list of them. This made many girls afraid of even speaking to a soldier.
    The Americans tried nicking our women too.

    A lot of British marines and men from the Royal air force were celebrating in Reykjavik as well. The Americans were locked up in their camps to avoid clashes with the locals. People gathered around the statue of Ingólfur Arnarson there was some tension between the soldiers and the locals but everything was going well until a British marine climbed on top of the statue and hung the union jack from Ingólfs halberd.
    Probably not a good idea that...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mvix View Post
    Here is a poem written by a British marine

    Iceland
    The snow comes braking from the hills,
    Bringing coughs and colds and chills,
    breeding place of all known ills,
    Is ICELAND.

    No birds that sing or lambs that play,
    A sun that shines one hour per day,
    Girls that look the other way,
    That's ICELAND..

    When to this land I say farewell,
    Leaving will be really swell,
    I know now what they mean by "Hell",
    It's ICELAND
    Don't worry, I know RAF people who say the same about the Falklands.


    From what I heard the British invaded and were expecting a fight but were greeted by a policeman.

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    Today's Icelanders are anti-nazi, like most people from other countries. Not much difference.

    My opinion on the nazi ideology is that it wasn't racially clean enough. It supported Jews and part Jews even in positions of power.

    I wouldn't like my country to be under German or foreign hegemony. The Nordic character and independence of my country must be preserved and Germans aren't really Nordics. But I would side with anyone against Zionist, communist and multicultural ideology.

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    Today's Icelanders are anti-nazi, like most people from other countries. Not much difference.
    That Is because Iceland IS Just like any other European country today. Government under Zionist control. Hate the the Nazis. Hate all white Europeans.

    Really, most Germanic countries were turned against their German brothers by our enemy, the Jews.

    My opinion on the Nazi ideology is that it wasn't racially clean enough. It supported Jews and part Jews even in positions of power.
    Proves that the Nazis were not evil but fair. Not what the Jews describe, right?

    If your going to be invaded, why not be invaded by your own kind? or side with your own kind,even If your In doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heidixx View Post
    Proves that the Nazis were not evil but fair. Not what the Jews describe, right?
    I'm sorry, how is placing a totally foreign, alien people in positions of influence fair? Jews are the enemy of not only Germanics and Nordics, but of all gentiles. Even secular Jews.

    If your going to be invaded, why not be invaded by your own kind? or side with your own kind,even If your In doubt.
    Invasion is always bad because it strips our people of their power and self determination. It depends how much my kind the Germans are. They're more distant on my scale than British people for instance.

    It's like this, Icelanders > Nordics/Scandinavians > Other Germanics > Other Europeans > Whites.

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    3rd world invasion had strip all of our nations. How could German strip our nations? Germans have european culture.The germans were planning to leave after they sent packing all the Jews? Are you implying you would rather a multicultural 3rd society than German! Fine!

    All our Countries went against our german brothers during wwII now we are suffering and dying because we put our faith in Jews hands instead of our European brothers.

    Before you ask, yes I would rather be invaded by Germans than be living under zoinists and thier 3rd world multicultural multiracial society. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heidixx View Post

    Before you ask, yes I would rather be invaded by Germans than be living under zoinists and thier 3rd world multicultural multiracial society. Cheers.
    But I'm sure you'd prefer a White, Anglo-Saxon Australia to being ruled by any foreign power?

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    I spent a little time in Iceland as a US Marine.I will say the populace was extremely cold to the US Military but after a time I was able to change the minds of a few.

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