(03-24-2014, 03:29 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote: Tell me if i'm wrong,so basically Russian and Swedish kings and queens created a country called Finland for no other reason other than as a buffer zone,a defensive wall,a human (the people trapped in the middle during conflict) shield,an area and a space to buy time for and during war?!
No, the finnish country existed, but finnish State didn't. In fact the swedes "ruled" around the coast line, and the inside country was forest and lakes where the finns were. There was one road which cross the country called "Blue road" (sininen tie, or kuningas vegen or someting, I'm not sure how to spell correctly) from north west to south east. Imo swedes was cruel to the finns, used them almost as slaves. And is no wander the result of this epic Swe/Ru war.
Quote:Yes Russia took the province of Karelia for compensation, and you're right, I believe Finland is the EU country most dependent on Russian energy.OK, half of Karelia (or Karjala in finnish -again I'm not sure how to spell correctly). But Stalin IMO took Karelia for strategic advantage only. The old finnish border was just few km away from S.Petersburg. (My favorite finnish beer is Karjala, next to Lapin kulta/Lapland's gold :))
Finns are beautiful people with unique language and life style. They are fussed with the nature and Finland/Suomi is the most ecological country I've ever been (I've been in many countries around). I love that country and I'll always will. And I hope that they'll preserve their independence (Nato mean slavery) and uniqueness in the future as well.
You can become a slave only by voluntary consent.
I am highly allergic to circumcised souls and red flags with Venusian star on them.