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post 16.Oct.2005, 02:53 PM
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Well the real situation between Norway and Sweden is that Norway hates Sweden,
and Sweden couldn't care less about Norway (Thats why Norway hates Sweden).

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Balder Alvis
post 16.Oct.2005, 05:01 PM
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No - I don't think that Norway hates any nation - especially Sweden.

But there is some worry that the open border between our countries will be a problem in the future because of all the new people who pour into Sweden and will find their way over here illegally.

We are worried that it will be a problem for us the same way that Sweden has now opened the way for disruption of normal ways.
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post 16.Oct.2005, 06:40 PM
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What??? lol
Our borders have been open for a looong time and we don't see any hordes coming this way from Norway LOLOLOL

Jesus...laughing my arse off here.

Sweden and Norway really love eachother they just banter...

I think Swedes chose Norwegian as the most beautiful Nordic language as well...
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post 16.Oct.2005, 08:33 PM
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Estrella Olsson

The point that is being made by Balder Alvis is that the open border between Sweden and Norway allows the immigrants from the baltic and near east that enter Sweden legally to continue on their way and to go into Norway without entering Norway legally.

Norway does not accept all the people who enter Sweden.
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post 17.Oct.2005, 08:23 AM
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It seems to be like a sibling relationship, where Sweden is the much older sibling. On the surface Swedes seem to view Norwegians as cute - funny singsong language, smaller population, a bit blonder. And the Norwegians are happy for the swedes to think what they like - they know they're the ones who inherited the family jewels.

But deeper, the relationship is closer - in fact probably about as close as two independent countries can be.
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Gert Hugo
post 17.Oct.2005, 08:58 AM
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I will describe it as provincialism. The person that used the term hate should go somewhere where hate is acted out i.e. cutting off someones arms because you perceive they disagree with you politically. That's hate
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post 17.Oct.2005, 09:09 AM
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Well said, Gert. Can we stop using the word 'hate' here, whether in connection with the USA, Norway or surströmming?

Oh, OK - maybe surströmming. :wink:
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Suzanne Iverson
post 17.Oct.2005, 09:12 AM
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I can imagine, being Canadian, that it isn't that Norway hates Sweden. Rather, it is a general annoyance that the country that shares a border with you disregards you, knows nothing about you, jokes about you and thows its culture at you and proclaims to the rest of the world that you really are not that much different from them. So I see the way that Norway feels toward Sweden is very similar to the way Canada feels about the United States, and New Zealand feels about Australia and Scotland about England, etc, etc.

Suzanne Iverson (third generation Canadian from Norway, presently living in Sweden)
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Maria A
post 17.Oct.2005, 09:29 AM
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It seems to be like a sibling relationship, where Sweden is the much older sibling.

Absolutely right, Muckle. Norway has always been Sweden´s little brother. That´s why you often say that Norway has "little brother complex" :wink: . But there´s actually a strong bond between the two countries - just look at how many Swedes sat in front of the TV the day Prins Hakaan (the Norwegian prince for those of you who didn´t know) married his Mette-Marit.
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post 17.Oct.2005, 09:35 AM
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Suzanne Iverson...I know lots about Norway...the part of Sweden I come from used to belong to Norway, well Denmark in fact but then they owned Norway as well at the time. Still most people there considered themselves Norwegian.
I´m not so sure I follow you...what do you mean? Do Swedes go round the world saying Norway is Sweden? I think not...
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Suzanne Iverson
post 17.Oct.2005, 11:53 AM
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Not trying to say I know everything...just that being the "little brother" to the US, Canada and Norway, and many other countries have a lot in common. It makes me laugh a little when people like you get their backs up because of one little comment like the one you take offence to...just take the comment in general terms and you might feel a little less stress.

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*August Niclason*
post 17.Oct.2005, 01:48 PM
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A point that Balder Alvis was making was that Norway is beginning to feel that Sweden is being careless about the people who come into Sweden. Some of those people are going to Norway across the mountains and through the forests and the crime rate is increasing in Norway and there is the question of national security in the future.
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David S
post 17.Oct.2005, 02:11 PM
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... and lets not forget the Swedes being kind enough to sell train tickets to the Nazis.
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post 17.Oct.2005, 03:38 PM
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...and training the free Norwegian army while their own land was occupied.
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*August Niclason*
post 17.Oct.2005, 03:41 PM
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The Nazi were a horror.

Will the new threat of religious fanaticism be worse ?
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