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    Quote Originally Posted by Þoreiðar View Post
    I think that's a bit funny. I've heard the hypothesis from Swedish nationalists several times, that there's a sense of "inferiority complex" among the rest of Scandinavians (particularly Norwegians) in relation to the Swedes. I mean, why on Earth would we feel intimidated or even inferior? Perhaps under the times of the different Scandinavian unions, it could be understandable. But today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Þoreiðar View Post
    Perhaps under the times of the different Scandinavian unions, it could be understandable. But today?
    Only via history ... Norway (and Norwegians) were (bit too long time?) under Danes (and next to Swedes).

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    In my view, this feeling can be normal for ethnic Germanic minorities from around the world. I myself also sense a difference when I travel to Germany. My roots are ethnically German, however my primary, local identity is Transylvanian Saxon. I recognise the fact that there are differences between myself, my local cultural identity and that of a German from Germany and to be honest, I don't mind it. Just like Austrian Germans are different, or Swiss Germans, Liechtensteiners of Luxembourgers are different, so are the ethnic German minorities from around the world: we've our own identity. So I imagine that the identity of the Finland Swedes is a little bit different from the one of Sweden Swedes. At the same time, yes roots should matter too, they're part of our ancestral identity. We shouldn't forget where we come from, but that doesn't mean that we should ignore the identity we grew up and were brought up with.

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