What does Finland think of the rest of the world?

13GATOSNEGROS

Semi-Pro
According to my observation, Finland doesn't think about the rest of the world very often.
There is some thought about Russia and a certain hatred of Sweden but in general ...
 
Finns are good arhletes and also good in school they perflrm very well on the PISA ranking for example.. Are they cocky and selfassured as a people because they are doing quite well?
 

alexio

Hall of Fame
I thought it was Scandinavia and the three countries were states of Scandinavia, but now I realize I was wrong.

I think Holland is next to Netherlands.
are u kidding or serious, interesting haah, also finland is not scandinavia, it's norway
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Reported for prejudice against Norwegians, the third country in Scandinavia. Finland is their neighbor to the east.
I forgot about Norway.

Finland was famous for Nokia, but the company could not compete against Samsung and Apple in cell phones. They are still big in wireless infrastructure, though.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Another reason why Finland is famous is Linus Torvalds who invented Linux which is probably running this site right now. He is now a US citizen I think.

Apart from Nokia and Linus and the Niemenen guy, I guess I don't know much about Finland.
 

alexio

Hall of Fame
Another reason why Finland is famous is Linus Torvalds who invented Linux which is probably running this site right now. He is now a US citizen I think.

Apart from Nokia and Linus and the Niemenen guy, I guess I don't know much about Finland.
jarkko nieminen:-D
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Aren't Finland, Denmark and Sweden the same country?
That epic time Denmark and Sweden got into a Twitter war
Emma Löfgren
emma.lofgren@thelocal.com 7 July 2016


The two official Twitter accounts of Denmark and Sweden shocked many followers when they engaged in a lively argument on social media about which country is really the best.

Denmark.dk is managed by the Danish Foreign Ministry and Sweden.se by the Swedish Institute (or according to the latter's profile: “by the communications unit and a moose”).

They usually tweet and retweet various statements that promote their countries. But on Thursday, something changed. It all started when Sweden suddenly hit out at Denmark, writing that the country's many lakes are the size of smaller Denmark's entire nation.

But the Danes are not ones for sitting idly by with taunts being thrown at them. They quickly hit back, mocking their Scandinavian neighbours' famed fondness for rules.



The Twitter exchange got more and more heated. It did not take long before Sweden's expensive alcohol, elks, the Danish language, the Swedish Chef and Danish sperm banks were all fair game.

Some followers expressed concern that Sweden and Denmark were back to the wars the two countries used to fight some 400 years ago, but officials quickly assured that it was just a bit of friendly sibling bickering.
@Saud_AlTamamy @denmarkdotdk It's all friendly rivalry
— Sweden.se (@swedense) July 7, 2016
“The Danes quoted us this morning, we replied to that and then we mutually kept the theme going. We are friends and know that our target audience is entertained by this content,” Ferencz Thuroczy, social media editor for the Swedish Institute, told The Local.

We at The Local must of course plead guilty to having engaged in similar arguments arguments ourselves. Here's a list where our Denmark office explained why Copenhagen is cooler than Stockholm, which was promptly followed by a rebuttal article by our Sweden-based journalists.
https://www.thelocal.se/20160707/that-time-sweden-and-denmark-got-into-a-twitter-war/
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Another reason why Finland is famous is Linus Torvalds who invented Linux which is probably running this site right now. He is now a US citizen I think.

Apart from Nokia and Linus and the Niemenen guy, I guess I don't know much about Finland.
Nieminen is retired; get with the present and future of Finnish tennis, Emil Ruusuvuori, now at a career high #83.
 
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