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    • MH
    • 28.07.11 | 23:28 (IDT)

    Actually, the histories of the scandinavian countries aren't very nice. We've invaded each other countless times, conducted things close to ethnic cleansings, had some of the most brutal religious conflicts in global history (see 30-year war or the polish deluge) and declared the other countries not worthy of existance. The mentioned personal union between norway and sweden came into being in the beginning of the nineteenth century when russia took finland from sweden, and the swedish king decided that he still wanted to rule an empire, and thus simply invaded norway, who were too weak to defend themselves. Our history shows that coexistence is possible. :)

    from the article: Norway's ambassador: Palestinian appeal to UN legitimate in lieu of treaty with Israel
    First published 18:58 28.07.11 | Last updated 18:58 28.07.11
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