The sentence “What they bring us is more valuable than gold” was uttered by Martin Schulz about the refugees streaming into Germany during 2015 and 2016 …
Part 2 of this series was about criticisms of the Great Replacement idea by people who tried to downplay the extent of the demographic changes happening in Europe.
Another group of people accepts the demographic reality of the “Great Replacement”. However, they welcome these changes instead of seeing them as a great tragedy.
This Part confronts the views of these people with reality.
Pride—and its opposites, shame and guilt—are emotions related to your personal identity but also to your identity as belonging to a group, a nation, a culture or an ethnicity. This series analyzes these feelings and their broader implications.
Beginning of the 19th century, during the “Finnish War” (1808-1809) between Sweden and Russia, Russia annexed Finland which became an autonomous “Grand Duchy” with the Russian Emperor as its ruler.
Around 1000 A.D. Scandinavia saw momentous changes: the previously Viking-ruled areas organized themselves into kingdoms—Denmark, Norway and Sweden—and embraced Roman Catholic Christianity as religion.
Across the Gulf of Bothnia, Finland stayed behind in these developments …