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“A FINNISH member of parliament has congratulated the SNP on a “huge victory” in the Scottish parliamentary elections - and said he will launch an initiative to have Scotland join the Nordic Council as an observer.

The news will likely be greeted enthusiastically by the SNP, which has been in talks in recent months with a view to extend Scotland’s overseas ties.” 
Source: https://www.thenational.scot/news/19289277.scotland-deserves-observer-status-nordic-council-finnish-mp-tells-snp/?fbclid=IwAR3mQ2HjTm0GXmkRKcMIjjNM-zoseajjZ96R7fW0yMuACYaYjzuOgKckVc8

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Off topic: Scandinavian and Nordic are two different things. Finland, Iceland, Greenland, The Faroe Islands and Åland are not Scandinavian, they are nordic (which also includes Sweden, Denmark and Nor

They are certain parts of Scotland that is closer to Norway than to London. A lot of our heritage is from Scandanavia

Well, Scotland isn't "Nordic". The cultural ties aren't there either. 

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I mean, good for them but...still doesn't make any sense.

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3 minutes ago, Debithius said:

I mean, good for them but...still doesn't make any sense.

What doesn’t? 

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I’m happy that SNP won, even if it was just short of a majority. 
 

This offer tho makes literally no sense. 

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2 minutes ago, Living said:

I’m happy that SNP won, even if it was just short of a majority. 
 

This offer tho makes literally no sense. 

We’ve always been held back from joining the Nordic council. It’s a small sentiment but a big gesture 

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57 minutes ago, Miss Dolly said:

What doesn’t? 

Well, Scotland isn't "Nordic". The cultural ties aren't there either. 

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28 minutes ago, Miss Dolly said:

We’ve always been held back from joining the Nordic council. It’s a small sentiment but a big gesture 

Why would Scotland join the Nordic Council? It’s not Nordic..

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1 minute ago, Living said:

Why would Scotland join the Nordic Council? It’s not Nordic..

 

8 minutes ago, Debithius said:

Well, Scotland isn't "Nordic". The cultural ties aren't there either. 

They are certain parts of Scotland that is closer to Norway than to London. A lot of our heritage is from Scandanavia

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20 minutes ago, Miss Dolly said:

 

They are certain parts of Scotland that is closer to Norway than to London. A lot of our heritage is from Scandanavia

Okey but heritage in parts of Scotland isn't enough. Do you mind explaining how Scotland has the same cultural/social background as the Nordic countries? Other than being under viking rule for a very short period of time.

Scotland doesn't have the same relationship or history as Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, The Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland has. Letting Scotland join the Nordic Council would just be a bit weird.

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2 minutes ago, Debithius said:

Okey but heritage in parts of Scotland isn't enough. Do you mind explaining how Scotland has the same cultural/social background as the Nordic countries? Other than being under viking rule for a very short period of time.

Scotland doesn't have the same relationship or history as Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, The Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland has. Letting Scotland join the Nordic Council would just be a bit weird.

It’s only an observer position. Estonia and Latvia has been observers in the past and they are barely Scandinavia countries 

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21 minutes ago, Miss Dolly said:

It’s only an observer position. Estonia and Latvia has been observers in the past and they are barely Scandinavia countries 

Off topic: Scandinavian and Nordic are two different things. Finland, Iceland, Greenland, The Faroe Islands and Åland are not Scandinavian, they are nordic (which also includes Sweden, Denmark and Norway.) Scandinavia however only includes Denmark, Sweden and Norway. 

Anyway, the reason why they make more sense is because they have historical/cultural and social ties with the nordics that dates back for centuries. Wether it's an observer or not, it doesn't make any sense for them to join.

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Double, sorry:triggered: I am tired

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16 minutes ago, Debithius said:

Off topic: Scandinavian and Nordic are two different things. Finland, Iceland, Greenland, The Faroe Islands and Åland are not Scandinavian, they are nordic (which also includes Sweden, Denmark and Norway.) Scandinavia however only includes Denmark, Sweden and Norway. 

Anyway, the reason why they make more sense is because they have historical/cultural and social ties with the nordics that dates back for centuries. Wether it's an observer or not, it doesn't make any sense.

The Nordic council isn’t a union of anything. We are quite close to the Nordic countries. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordic_Council

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5 minutes ago, Miss Dolly said:

The Nordic council isn’t a union of anything. We are quite close to the Nordic countries. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordic_Council

Again, close and being a Nordic country isnt the same thing. I never said the Nordic Council is a union of anything either, I just said that Nordic countries and Scandinavia are different. Scotland is Celtic. Should we add Russia? You know, because Swedish vikings traded with them and they border Finland, a Nordic country.

It is not difficult to understand why the Nordic Council only consists of the Nordic countries, they are all like brothers and sisters to each other. 

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1 hour ago, Miss Dolly said:

 

They are certain parts of Scotland that is closer to Norway than to London. A lot of our heritage is from Scandanavia

Dolly, no. 
 

Thats not how it works at all, if it was, Scotland should stay in the Union then as it’s closer to London then Brussels /s

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