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    Yeah Corpsey, get it right! Sheesh, that's like confusing Liverpool with Everton or something.
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    Speaking of Scandinavian rivalry, I just remembered that IKEA named all of their doormats after places in Denmark.
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    I do like Norwegians better than Swedes. Loafers wearing, edm listening, solarium frequenting philistines.

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    I'm considering moving away actually. Berlin or Dublin or Edinburgh maybe. These halcyon social democracies breed little culture.

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    So the happiest country in the world thing - bullshit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    So the happiest country in the world thing - bullshit?
    Maybe all the people who don't like it go to Berlin or Dublin or Edinburgh and only the people who really like it are left?
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    There's still wealth inequality but when you compare what we're fighting for and complaining about to what you're fighting for and complaining about in the UK or the rest of the world for that matter, it's obvious that we're generally pretty well off.

    It's easy to feel a bit cut off from the 'real world'. I realize that it's a annoyingly privileged position to be taking but is the alternative any better?

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    I think i'll reconsider that position. Obviously there are many people struggling and suffering here that shouldn't be disregarded. Probably I'm just tired of the place and looking for a change.

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    Wasn't criticising you btw just wondered about denmark from a danish perspective cos I only ever see it in the news when it's about how it's so happy there.

    I can imagine it being culturally bland. This comparison will make some ppl howl I guess but it's like when I moved from Bath back to Bristol. Bristol is definitely scuzzier but it has 100% more lively culture.
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    Most people I've ever met from Denmark or Sweden seem a bit bemused by the UK opinion of the Nordics as some kind of paradise.

    An initial Google suggests that the Danish far right fell back in the last election after having been considered a threat (is that right?), but that in Sweden the far right were recently polling as the biggest party.

    And on the internationally-recognised scale of Domestic Drill Influence:
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    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post
    Most people I've ever met from Denmark or Sweden seem a bit bemused by the UK opinion of the Nordics as some kind of paradise.

    An initial Google suggests that the Danish far right fell back in the last election after having been considered a threat (is that right?), but that in Sweden the far right were recently polling as the biggest party.

    And on the internationally-recognised scale of Domestic Drill Influence:
    Not a paradise by any means, but we're a lot richer and have a larger welfare state than the UK. Lower, but growing inequality and I get the feeling that our labor market is a bit more forgiving.

    What people often talk about when this Nordic exeptionalism comes up is the unusually high degree of social trust around here.

    The big nationalist right party fell back from something like 20% to 8% this summer. A small portion of that went to two other far right parties. One of those are unabashed neo-nazis and they got 1,8% which is just short of the limit to get a seat in parliament.

    The centre left went up and is the biggest party now, which could look like a step in the opposite direction from the rest of Europe. But our centre left party is much less pro immigration so I don't really what it says about the people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    Wasn't criticising you btw just wondered about denmark from a danish perspective cos I only ever see it in the news when it's about how it's so happy there.

    I can imagine it being culturally bland. This comparison will make some ppl howl I guess but it's like when I moved from Bath back to Bristol. Bristol is definitely scuzzier but it has 100% more lively culture.
    It's relative tho isn't it. Even if people lived in what was a veritable paradise compared to the rest of the world, wouldn't they still find habit in high standards and complain about meaningless shit?

    I think steadily moving forward is the best thing you can do and that's pretty much what's been happening here for decades. Experiencing actual progress, albeit marginal, has a profound impact on your outlook.

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    I know it's mainly in Norway not Denmark, but the black metal scene always stuck me as what you get when a society is so permissive, progressive and liberal that would-be rebels don't really have anything to rebel against except existence itself.
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