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    Iceland in WW2

    I am very interested in how the WW2-era is being portrayed in Iceland, in the media as well as amongst the average Icelandic person.

    Being occupied by the allies/Britain, is the average Icelandic person more pro-axis (or at least not as hystericial anti-nazi as people in Sweden, Norway and Denmark are for example) then the average european, do you think?
    What is the opinion about the British occupation? 100% positive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sågverksarbetaren View Post
    I am very interested in how the WW2-era is being portrayed in Iceland, in the media as well as amongst the average Icelandic person.

    Being occupied by the allies/Britain, is the average Icelandic person more pro-axis (or at least not as hystericial anti-nazi as people in Sweden, Norway and Denmark are for example) then the average european, do you think?
    What is the opinion about the British occupation? 100% positive?
    I think I remember reading that the American-British occupation was highly unwanted by the populace.

    It would be interesting to hear from Icelandics though, because what happened to Iceland is what was planned for Norway, but the "big bad evil nazis" beat them to Norway.

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    You know, that is very true. Iceland was in personal union with Denmark until 1944 and both of them were strictly speaking neutral throughout the whole course of the war.
    Das Recht und die Gerechtigkeit haben nur selten miteinander etwas zu tun. Höchstens machen sie winki winki wenn sie aneinander vorbei gehen.
    The Law and Justice have only seldom anything to do with one another. At the most they wave at each other when they pass one another on the street.
    Niemals vergessen. Niemals vergeben.

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    It will be interesting to hear from Icelandic members. My own feeling is that the Icelanders much preferred the allies to the nazis. Just look at the nazi crimes in Norway, especially. Most Scandinavian people were deeply offended that they would be invaded by Germany. This was no way for a brother Germanic country to behave. I might add that Germany lost a lot of cultural influence in Scandinavia as a result of the invasion and atrocities the nazis committed.
    Also, Iceland has many ties with Vinland. Almost one fourth of Iceland's population emigrated to Canada and the United States and the Icelanders were treated fairly and did well in their new countries. Most Icelanders were positive about Vinland and therefore, about the allies. Not all aspects of the occupation were positive, but relations between the allies and Icelandic people were basically friendly.

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    Is there no icelandic members on this site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sågverksarbetaren View Post
    Is there no icelandic members on this site?
    Doesn't seem to be any. There are only ~300,000 people in Iceland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krähe View Post
    Doesn't seem to be any. There are only ~300,000 people in Iceland.
    There are several Icelandic members on Skadi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hersir View Post
    There are several Icelandic members on Skadi
    Linda Trostenhatten and Gudrun, who else!? I miss Thulean Imperial Great Inquisitor.

    "Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thusnelda View Post
    Linda Trostenhatten and Gudrun, who else!? I miss Thulean Imperial Great Inquisitor.
    We have several more, but very few are active.

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    Mvix logs in from time to time, too. Probably they haven't seen the thread yet?

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