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Re: Proof that Finland is the best country

Postby simon » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:18 am

And the reason THAT happened was because of that rascal Fegelein and his antics.

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Re: Proof that Finland is the best country

Postby Tom_Radigan » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:26 am

Also wait a pantsless minute, I just looked it up and while Finland did fight with Germany against the Soviet Union (who they were already fighting with anyway, and they only joined with Germany cause they couldn't get support from Sweden or Britain), they also fought against GERMANY in 1945 in the Lapland War to expel the German officers. Calling them bottom-line Nazi supporters is erroneous at best.
There were people in India-yes, India-who joined the SS because they hated Britain.

And let's face it-the biggest Nazi collaborators in history were the Communists, until Hitler invaded the USSR.

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Re: Proof that Finland is the best country

Postby Muninn » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:53 pm

The antagony of the past can linger to the present in some people. It's nothing new. One example from history is the unwillingness of Byzantine to call for Catholic European help during the seige of Constantinople by the Ottomans because of the memory of what they did in the 4th Crusade to that city. Blaming an entire nation for the support some of them give your one time enemy is ridiculous.

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Re: Proof that Finland is the best country

Postby Ibun » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:51 am

The moral of the story is that Finnish music sucks.
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Re: Proof that Finland is the best country

Postby Cactus Jack » Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:29 pm

Also wait a pantsless minute, I just looked it up and while Finland did fight with Germany against the Soviet Union (who they were already fighting with anyway, and they only joined with Germany cause they couldn't get support from Sweden or Britain), they also fought against GERMANY in 1945 in the Lapland War to expel the German officers. Calling them bottom-line Nazi supporters is erroneous at best.
There were people in India-yes, India-who joined the SS because they hated Britain.

And let's face it-the biggest Nazi collaborators in history were the Communists, until Hitler invaded the USSR.

True, although really the USSR was only helping Germany until they had a suitable time to double cross them. Stalin probably got pissed when Germany acted first.

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Re: Proof that Finland is the best country

Postby Tom_Radigan » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:47 pm

And let's face it-the biggest Nazi collaborators in history were the Communists, until Hitler invaded the USSR.

True, although really the USSR was only helping Germany until they had a suitable time to double cross them. Stalin probably got pissed when Germany acted first.
The USSR was helping Germany with the idea that they would be bogged down fighting France for years, as Hitler himself was expecting. Instead-whoopsie!-France got conquered very quickly. On top of that, Hitler tried and failed to conquer Britain and take hold of the British Empire. Stalin was expecting a double cross, but not as early as it was.

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Re: Proof that Finland is the best country

Postby Arloest » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:11 am

The moral of the story is that Finnish music sucks.
The moral of THIS story is that you are wrong about everything.
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Re: Proof that Finland is the best country

Postby Caoimhin » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:47 am

Also wait a pantsless minute, I just looked it up and while Finland did fight with Germany against the Soviet Union (who they were already fighting with anyway, and they only joined with Germany cause they couldn't get support from Sweden or Britain), they also fought against GERMANY in 1945 in the Lapland War to expel the German officers. Calling them bottom-line Nazi supporters is erroneous at best.
There were people in India-yes, India-who joined the SS because they hated Britain.

And let's face it-the biggest Nazi collaborators in history were the Communists, until Hitler invaded the USSR.
"The Communists" don't exist outside Cold War rhetoric. You could just call them the Soviets :P .

Interestingly enough the Molotov cocktail was invented by the Finnish. They used it by throwing them near where the tanks' fuel tanks would be, where they caused heavy casualties.

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Re: Proof that Finland is the best country

Postby Tom_Radigan » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:26 am

"The Communists" don't exist outside Cold War rhetoric. You could just call them the Soviets :P .
Perhaps I should have been more specific and said "The ComIntern", the Soviet-sponsored umbrella organization. Though you have one point-no nation ever has called itself "Communist" in its title. "Socialist Republic" or "Democratic People's Republic", yes.

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Re: Proof that Finland is the best country

Postby Rooster » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:54 pm

Wow, I never knew a flippant comment could spark this. I'm impressed with myself :D

Interesting note, Finland and the UK declared war on each other during WW2 = the only time 2 democracies have ever done so.

The more you know :wag:

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Re: Proof that Finland is the best country

Postby Caoimhin » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:11 am

Wow, I never knew a flippant comment could spark this. I'm impressed with myself :D

Interesting note, Finland and the UK declared war on each other during WW2 = the only time 2 democracies have ever done so.

The more you know :wag:
I never really thought about that before. It seems so obvious now :P .

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Re: Proof that Finland is the best country

Postby Ibun » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:52 pm

The moral of the story is that Finnish music sucks.
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