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Re: So who is actually happy?

"Finland's not in Scandinavia", nor is Denmark actually because Scandinavia is really the mountain range between Norway and Sweden and then again Finland was Sweden until 1809 when the Russians managed to grab the eastern part of Sweden, that is Finland.

The commander of the Swedish army then had his head chopped off in Stockholm for ending the era of Swedish power in the north.

Finland become a Grand Duchy of the Russian Empire, kept Swedish law and society as before. In 1918 when the Russians were preoccupied with their revolution Finland declared itself independent.

When people speak about Finland as Scandinavia they refer to culture and society for good reasons, but it's better to talk about the Nordic countries as that then also includes Iceland. And the Nordic Counsil is not called the Scandinavian Counsil

"The Nordic Council is the official body for formal inter-parliamentary co-operation among the Nordic countries. Formed in 1952, it has 87 representatives from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden as well as from the autonomous areas of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and the Åland Islands.".

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