>some of the richest countries in the world, incredibly high HDI and GDP
>some of the happiest countries in the world
>incredibly low HDI and GDP
>highest suicides in the world
What went wrong?
>What went wrong?
No fucking idea, I've been puzzled by this myself.
It's like we woke up poor one day while our nordic neighbors didn't, weird shit desu senpai.
>the fastest growing economy
1.) That's not true
2.) That's nothing to brag about, Africa generally has the highest economic growth, simply because they're so undeveloped
the british fucked them over
We dont have an incredibly low economy
Finland was bigger. They gave the soviets an area about the size of Estonia for peace.
>They were fucked up by more powerful countries many times. Literally living between two fires like we say.
Russbro gets it
>At least Swedes civilised them.
You mean Germans and Danes?
>How hard is it to defend a country? Not like Canada has any trouble with it.
It's hard if you're a small country with a tiny population. And it's especially hard when your neighbour is the biggest and one of the most aggressive country in the world.
>The diffrence is not that big
It's big enough. You can work in Sweden, Norway, Britain or Ireland for a half a year and then go live home doing fuck all for a year. Alternatively, live and work in said countries and support a family here while sending home not even a half of your income.
I could also work in Latvia for half a year and then "go live home doing fuck all for a year". You dont earn that little. Remember due to the oil crises >>53954166 is probably outdated and we about the same wages now.
average wage here is 600 euros, are you saying that you can live in Norway for 600e a month?
And i have a friend who works in Norway and he makes 4 times the money he would make on the same job here and it's a easy job that requires no skill.
Haha so fucking wrong. Finnish Kurkiparoni ruled Swedes. Fucking Swedes always distorting history.
Gay shit. It's the asshole of Finland.
There have been events where people have gathered to the border of Turku to stomp on the ground in order to attempt to separate Turku from the rest of Finland and make it drift to the sea.
There is no minimum wage in Norway. Average is about 4200€/month, but this was before oil crisis i dont know now. As a student i get about 800 euro a month i live comfortably on that.
>Another decade and our score will be higher than yours.
>Gay shit. It's the asshole of Finland.There have been events where people have gathered to the border of Turku to stomp on the ground in order to attempt to separate Turku from the rest of Finland and make it drift to the sea.
It's actually 13-16th century, from the end of Northern Crusades to Livonian War.
Kas ei oska sajandeid määrata, poja? :DDD
13th century is 1200s and 16th century is 1500s.
>And in 1941-1944
Might as well add the German occupation during World War 1 as well then
Oh, I actually remembered that a bit wrong. The jumping was to push Turku under the sea, while hammering nails was to separate it.
> Since 1997, students at Tampere have made annual excursions to Turku to jump on the market square, doing their part to undo the post-glacial rebound and push the city back under the sea. Students from Tampere also go to the border of Turku and hammer wooden nails to the ground, in order to make the city drift off the mainland someday.
yeahhh, living in a student room with possibly subsidised cafeteria food or macaroni & cheese every day isn't my idea of a comfortable life.
What are you putting in the bank, 20euro per month?
What the fuck, I gotta bust my ass working part time and going to school full time and I get help from my parents to live in a shithole apartment and I make like $300/mo. This shit is so fucking hard.
Sinuga tunnen end kui kuninganna
kui kuldset lindu, võid puuri mind panna
silitada mu pead, lasta laulda mul laulu
Ja kui teengi ma pattu, võid panna mind raudu
Lallalla... uaua... lallallaa... lallallaa...uaua...lallallaa...lallallaa...uaua... lallalla...lallallaa...uaua..lallallaa
Living here is not half that bad unless you're one of those dumbfucks who do nothing but vote for "Labour Party" or don't vote at all, don't want to work, cry about norvegian chicken factory workers earning more than Lithuania pork factory workers and drink half their wage on weekends, then say they have no money to pay the rent.
Posting top secret war plan made by baltic states to invade Russia leaked by russian secret services.
Why baltics bully russia so much and now want to invade?
>each shoe sold separate
sometimes you have your moments, McFarlane
Also, the most important part would be to have a strong fleet that can block Russian ports from every side. Which isn't possible, since Poland and Balts don't have enough.
What needs to be added is that in case of war like that. America would join in. But not on our side, but the opposite. They need Russia against China. Balts + Poland would be a sufficient payment.
American doesn't give a shit about NATO and certainly doesn't have enough power to help in case of Russian Invasion. It's not the same USA, theyre weak.
>China and Russia allies
I'm laffin. Russia is an economical disaster. They can be a junior partner, not more.
The head of nato in europe recently said in a interview for our news, that its vital to reenforce our ebin buffer zone against russian agression.
>inb4 nato es shet dei be lying fo dem moniez
They wouldnt bother doing anything if it was true.
>that its vital to reenforce our ebin buffer zone against russian agression.
It's not enough to win against Russia or even repel the attack.
>Ukraine wasnt in nato or in the eu, there were no obligations for anyone to come running to save them.
There WERE obligations. West said that they will defend their borders for one condition. Ukraine cedes nukes. They did that and what do we have?
>Balts and Pooland plotting revenge on Russia
This is beautiful
Estonia doesn't have a high suicide rate. Lower than Finland. Bravo, Estonia.
>What went wrong?
General Patton was told he couldn't kill the commies and the West turned a blind eye.
It's a nice excuse if your country is shit.
But we are white :D
White and stronk and no homo and catholic that is why we will war russia
not entirely so but it has always been a factor, especially in pre-industrial times (and natural resources were *one* of the reasons why the netherlands and the uk were the first to reach industrialization).
i don't see why obviously important factors need to be discounted if they aren't deemed as important as others (social capital etc.). variance is never explained via a single factor in anything.
fuck you can make a petuh out of every country lel
>Come back to me when you have real life experience kiddo
Because balts can not do anything, but butthurt. The don't want to evolve. They just want to blame Russia and other cool countries in their faults. Why develop country? Let's blame Russia. What? Something wrong with Balts? Russia is behind this. This is why Baltic states are SO shithole. And also nobody knows that Balts exist outside of 4chan.
>Why develop country?
you, i van, are very shortsighted
We are under looked region, only way to attract attention to ourselves is to use you, Russia. We say something stupid about you, you say something stupid about us, media explodes and we have attention. Any attention is crucial for development of countries tourism and attracting foreign investors.
Keep falling victim for our ruse and stay butthurt about our supposed butthurtness.