Why Finland Joining NATO Checkmates Russia

Pohjan Tuulet
Pohjan Tuulet

I heard a saying once; *"While countries have their own armed forces, Finnish Defense Forces have a country of their own."* As a Finn, i like this proverb.

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blaggercoyote
blaggercoyote

@Jeffery Ashmore, I like $2 steak idea. Man, that`s gonna be tough!

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Russell Starling
Russell Starling

Respect to Finish Defense Forces....Ready💪✔️

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Jonathan Lehtonen
Jonathan Lehtonen

@Bruno Ripamonti Funny thing is just the other day Prime Minister Sanna Marin said that all of Europe honestly has not been capable of defending itself without the US. She's much more realistic than I am about the situation. I tend to be an idealist about certain things.

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Bruno Ripamonti
Bruno Ripamonti

@bigman23DOTS the important thing is to be convinced of it

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Bruno Ripamonti
Bruno Ripamonti

@Noodle Fringe the important thing is to be convinced of it

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Marty Geraldson
Marty Geraldson

The "F-18" shown at 10:47 is actually an Italian* Eurofighter Typhoon as indicated by the green*/white/red concentric circle symbol of the Italian* Air Force near the cockpit and the "Typhoon" marking on the tail. *edited

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Ryan
Ryan

@Colin o brien What's wrong with it is the video is detailing FINLAND'S military assets. It does NOT have Harriers.

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Occle Emme
Occle Emme

Makes me wonder if these people even know anything

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Colin o brien
Colin o brien

@Steve Hetzel forgive me but what would be wrong with a harrier chained down to a deck ? why did you say amphibious? uss nassau ? what is wrong with that ? vtol

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Colin o brien
Colin o brien

@Kevin Johnson well if you think about it if you look at a typhoon delta wing and the hornet the are not even related to each other so if thats the lax attention to detail would you be comfortable believing the rest of it ? so i care it doesnt take much to look at something and at least get it right when its harder to actually get wrong

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kÿhXX
kÿhXX

. seldomJan2023^

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googlechicken
googlechicken

Finland makes really nice rifles as well. Read up about the Winter war even though they ultimately ended up conceding to Russia the territory they asked for. They gave them a pretty sound thrashing before doing so

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Ollie Keskinen
Ollie Keskinen

In MN

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Ollie Keskinen
Ollie Keskinen

@Reasoner Enlightened ????

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Ollie Keskinen
Ollie Keskinen

@iso musta kypärä how do you peacefully negotiate your country to Russia. How about Alaska, Putins says there going to take it. Should we peacefully give it to Russia. We don't want to hurt his feelings. Russia is one country you don't turn your back on and never believe they will honor any agreements.

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Ollie Keskinen
Ollie Keskinen

Nuts, Russia has and is the aggressor, the Bully boy on the block. I had an uncle Oiva who left high school and fought

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Reasoner Enlightened
Reasoner Enlightened

What they make is less important than who they serve.

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Dr. Joe
Dr. Joe

When has Finland ever invaded Russia? Never. Finland has never been a threat to Russia in any capacity. The entire population of Finland is not much bigger than one major city in Russia (Saint Petersburg). From 1309 to 1809, Finland was part of Sweden. Then Russia invaded Finland in 1809 and held it until 1917 when Russia eventually recognized Finland's independence. However, Russia invaded Finland again in 1939 after Russia and Nazi Germany allied and signed the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact both agreeing to invade Poland, and Germany approving Russia's invasion of other countries (Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Etc.). Then Stalin's partner Hitler turned on Russia and invaded. They were both bad aggressive centers of evil. Guilty itself, Russia has created this false paranoid narrative that the "Western World is out to get Russia, and NATO is their military arm to do it." "We are surrounded at our doorsteps by the capitalist Western enemy planning to invade Russia any day." That is part of Russia's "Big Created Lie." They use that Big Lie to justify their never ending aggressive empire building and now recreation of the new Neo-Communist Soviet Empire. In recent history, Germany, Russia and the Soviet Union have been performing the historical invading in Europe and other locations. Russia has invaded Afghanistan (1921, 1930, & 1979-1989), Azerbaijan (1920), Armenia (1920), Georgia (1921), Mongolia (1921), Poland (1939), Romania (1944), Bulgaria (1944), Finland (1809 & 1939), Estonia (1940), Latvia (1940), Lithuania (1940), Czechoslovakia (1968), Hungry (1956), Ukraine (2014 and 2022). How many countries has NATO attacked and occupied? NONE. NATO is purely a defensive organization, not an Offensive organization like Russia and its Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, wants to push negotiations with Putin to establish peace in Ukraine. This is akin to the negotiated appeasement by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and Western Allies that gave Hitler free reign to invade all of Europe in a much wider war. Macron does not seem to understand that Putin is into Empire Building and land acquisition, and he will only use negotiations to achieve those goals. Prior to WWII, France, Britain, and the other Western Allies sold out Czechoslovakia to the Nazis -- a big mistake that greenlighted Hitler's invasion of Poland that started WWII. Hitler only wanted "part of Czechoslovakia," but somehow ended up with all of it by military force. Apparently, many have learned nothing from the political and military disasters of WWI and WWII, and are willing to risk a WWIII by letting evil, greed, and aggression prevail. There are times to negotiate, and times to stand your ground, and I see little differences between Hitler, Stalin, and Putin. They will never negotiate in full faith, and only use negotiations to get military leverage to continue their empire building.

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Void Exile
Void Exile

HOLY SHIT! Words cannot describe how epic Finlands army sounds when you look at their preparations! Like Finland just seems impenetrable by Russia at this point

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Bigbro Bropro
Bigbro Bropro

@thatneo you don't mind pitin think ukrainans and russians is same nation and ethnos. So russia going very careful and slowly. Fins and other nato dont have this privilege. Its will be fast

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Colin McInnis
Colin McInnis

lets not dare them

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dabbbles
dabbbles

@kamikaziking Or an annexe to the nazis yet again.

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Mr Woozie
Mr Woozie

@dimapez Russia cannot crush a papercup.

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kamikaziking
kamikaziking

@thatneo sure they even split bullets and guns and do wave attacks , i dont even know why you have to send the ukes weapons anymore since they are already attacking moscow , and putler has 36 cancers and 3 pomeranians.

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Jack Kenny
Jack Kenny

All of Finlands main roadways, tunnels, bridges, etc. have detonation points so that they can be strategically blown up. Also, almost every roadway system also has walkways or paths for troops/small arms. I have lived in Finland for a year and know they don’t fuck around. Good luck Russia

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Александр Иванов
Александр Иванов

@Coltr You probably know something about the Holodomor. And surely some Ukrainian told you this.

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Coltr
Coltr

@zarni000 what? I only know Russia is dictatorship and they don't have free media , lying starts at low grade at schools and continues whole life. Russians even don't know when ww2 started or who started it. And where Russia attacked with Nazis.

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zarni000
zarni000

@Coltr yeah...that's what they tell u right?

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Coltr
Coltr

@noobsaibot1890 so if there is 1 thousand azav battalion people it gives right to attack whole ukraine and destroy Mariupol. , Bakhmut,Mariupol, Volnovakha, Rubizhne, Popasna, Lyman and Sievierodonetsk. Only Nazis are in Russian army, they are raping kids, stealing washing machines, killing civilians and bombinbg civilian targets, There was no fucking reason to attack Ukraine at all. This is just sanity of Putin, who accused Ukraine with lies of nazis etc. I already said don't believe Russian propaganda, Russia has no free media. Russian lawas are made so that nobody dares to say anything. Putin just want to steal Ukraine resources and make them slave neighbour country. All these nazi , nato etc shit talking are just excuses to go that war.

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noobsaibot1890
noobsaibot1890

@Coltr oppressed chinese workers are not oppressed by local people. Chinese workers are building railroads in my country, and our controls are not pushing them to work extra hours, they even feel sorry for the workers. Its chinese supervisors that are coming along with workers. Its chinese way to work, not ours. Russian citizens in Ukraine were literally killed if they dont obey. Im talking about Azov battalion, not about regular Ukr army. Since 2014. Ukrainian authorities were asked to do something about it or Russia will intervene. But they didnt do shit for 8 years. You have videos of killing on Telegram, the worst one was in Odessa 2014,when Russian protesters were shot like animals and ukrainian crowd was cheering. Whatever they protested about, you cant kill civilians because you dont agree with them! They were all killed by national policemen, shot in the head as they fell out from a burning building where they hid, from a raging crowd of Ukrainians. Only from that case Putin would have enough reason to level down Ukraine, but he waited until 2022. Its not propaganda its facts backed with video evidences. You have videos of Azov killing fellow Ukrainians that dont obey new Nazi orders. Everything covered with video evidence. You have video of ukrainians that fled from Azov, barely survived their shooting....do your own research and stop believing western propaganda

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Some guy
Some guy

Unlike chess, a checkmate is more dangerous in real life, as it means that Russia is now going to develop new ways to get them out of check. Through spying sabotage and unrest.

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Cilpotājs
Cilpotājs

​@E Laughter Oh the nuclear threat bla, bla, bla. Guess what? Likelihood that it will happen is close to none. It is deterrence not an attack weapon.

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Johnny Utah
Johnny Utah

Nothing new.....both sides already do that

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qsleonard
qsleonard

I had to scroll a bit to find the sane section. Hello all!

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Hacienda
Hacienda

@E Laughter "The west is so braindead" And who is it exactly that's been throwing around nuclear threats? Because it isn't the west.

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themasterninja110
themasterninja110

@E Laughter no they arent. That's Russians who still view conquest as a means of gaining territory.

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Sasha Ivanov
Sasha Ivanov

Finland and Sweden: “We would like to join nato” Turkey: 👁️👄👁️

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Mats I Nilsson
Mats I Nilsson

To talk about Norway, Denmark (and Greenland), Sweden, Finland, or Iceland separate from each other is just naive. The Nordics and Scandinavia have always been quite formidable in warfare starting with the vikings. There is no way in hell we would allow any aggressor, whether totalitarian (China or Russia) or radical religious/nut-case country, interfere with us in a significant way for a long time. Many ethnicities/cultures are proud of not succumbing to subjugation, but only a few can actually live up to it and remain civilized plus being on the cutting edge developmentally in the process. Nonetheless, the only future for our species is peace and we have bigger fish to fry as a collective species than squabbling between nations. Deep inside we desire the same things.

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Mats I Nilsson
Mats I Nilsson

@Яблоки в курином бульоне At my leisure I may respond to this in the future, but you should know that I expect research-backed facts in adult discussions and not subjective opinions, alternative facts, fairytales, conspiracy, guesses or conspiracy (i.e. immature "debate clubs" or trolling). As it stands, I literally would have to take each sentence that you have written and fact-check or provide research-backed links to you (which is your job to do in the first place!). And it is simply not my role to do this for you, especially for free. This is work to do be done before expressing mere opinions and people in general are just too lazy, knee-jerk reactive and therefore succumb to personal insults or subjective opinions. This is usually related to educational level too. One thing: We all have Russian friends, many of us have lived abroad and traveled, and some of us may even have scientific research experience/doctoral degrees & impressive careers. So, "having friends" or even family that are in the midst of this conflict does not make a speaker factual at all. Only science/the truth does. You take care now and happy new year!

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Яблоки в курином бульоне
Яблоки в курином бульоне

​@Mats I Nilsson I'm sorry, but you're either stupid or you don't understand some of the words "totalitarianism" and "authoritarianism.".. I am not Russian and not for Russia at all, stop inserting your pro-Western templates, I just corrected you and pointed out your mistake, and did not agitate against the West. As a person living in Russia, I know better what kind of regime we have than a person in the West who draws information mainly only from TV. You have the same propaganda as we do, perhaps to a lesser extent, but it does not change the essence. Much is hushed up, and facts are manipulated. I was especially surprised when in a "democratic" state the broadcast is interrupted live on television due to the fact that a person close to the borders of the war said that the Ukrainian authorities, as well as the Russian ones, are firing rockets at residential buildings, which is why people are dying. This is an obvious fact, and everyone knew it, but your democracy could not stand it and decided to interrupt the broadcast, although what this journalist was saying was already clear to everyone. And finally, I will write you a definition of authoritarianism and totalitarianism from Wikipedia: Authoritarianism is a type of undemocratic political regime based on the irremovable centralized power of one person or group of persons while preserving economic, civil and ideological freedoms in the country. Totalitarianism is a political regime implying absolute state control over all aspects of public and private life. To understand, totalitarianism is now in North Korea, Turkmenistan and other countries, there is no such thing in Russia yet, I did not know that I would have to explain such elementary things to Europeans as smart people, but apparently propaganda does not spare anyone... By the way, it would be nice if the citadel of "democracy" America did not bomb other countries because of their personal interests. There are many examples, I won't even name them, but, of course, there are no complaints about them)

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Mats I Nilsson
Mats I Nilsson

@Яблоки в курином бульоне I will obviously admit that Stalin was worse than Putin and that there is a sliding scale of authoritarianism and totalitarianism, but why are you making this point? We get it. USA is not perfect, but if you have to pick one way of life what do you pick? I am not going to spell it out for you my friend, but it is time for you to see the big meaning of life picture. As always, many modern Russians are extremely patriotic and use misplaced relativization and whataboutism, but they cannot fathom the big picture. Mixed in with their side-deflections, we see lies, half-lies, alternative facts and conspiracy in their propaganda. Enough is enough, my friend. We battle these lies in the West all the time (Trump is GONE!), and it is time you do the same!

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Mats I Nilsson
Mats I Nilsson

@Яблоки в курином бульоне Indeed you can object as much as you want to. It's a luxury of a free, mostly democratic world ;-). Let me ask you this: 1. Can you openly criticize and challenge the regime without being jailed or worse (killed)? If you cannot for some fear of losing your job, life or family, then Russia is likely stereotypical totalitarian. 2. Does Russia want to expand its current borders and would initiate wars on independent nations (for example, Ukraine, other former USSR states and perhaps even neutral countries) in an effort to do so? On that note, has Russia even threatened previously neutral countries to not join NATO? If Russia does/has, it is likely totalitarian. 3. Putin recently indirectly admitted to lying and told you Russians that his invasion of Ukraine indeed now is a war and a not a "special operation" any longer. So, can you safely criticize his/Kremlin's war as a Russian citizen? If you cannot, Russia is probably totalitarian. 4. Does Russia rely heavily on propaganda and restrict information flow (free media and internet)? If it has, then it is indeed totalitarian. 5. How long has Putin and his henchmen been in power of Kremlin? If over 8 years, then it is likely a warning sign of a totalitarian state. If we would behave the same way as Russia/USSR, the world would be on fire, my friend. The Nordics alone would have crushed you and taken back both Karelia and St Petersburg by now. Come to think of it, I invite your country to take this one small step further. Just one small step. Please do. You have gone too far in your both indirect and direct threats, and your population needs to dethrone the current regime, forget about USSR/Stalin expansionism, and allow for proper democracy, peace and modernization without kleptocracy. Even at the cost of shrinking borders and many more satellite states. It is THEIR WISH AND CHOICE (with emphasis), and it is the only way. Quit standing in the way for civilization.

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Яблоки в курином бульоне
Яблоки в курином бульоне

I want to object, but in Russia there is no totalitarianism ... As a resident of Russia, I am surprised to hear about it. Of course, I understand that in the West you like to exaggerate, as in Russia, of course, but it is quite obvious that in Russia there is authoritarianism, perhaps in an extreme degree, but definitely not totalitarianism.

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carl b
carl b

What Russia fears is their Navy being boxed in in the north. The northern fleet is mostly Subs and ASW cruisers, nato will put up ASW sites blocking them. Ukraine has access to the black sea and they need that access!. The only spot left is Siberia, which is iced up most of the year!

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Błażej M.
Błażej M.

And that is the main purpose of NATO, embedded in the name. North Atlantic.

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ZeroEnthusiasm
ZeroEnthusiasm

I know that as a finn my opinion is kinda biased, but I just wanted to thank you for mentioning in your video that Finland didn't have any other choise but to join with Germany in order to keep our independece. A lot of people just say we were like nazis and that we sided with the bad guys but they don't see the bigger picture.

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Tespri
Tespri

@dabbbles Finns have unique DNA that geneologists can just look at and know that the sample is from Finnish person.

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dabbbles
dabbbles

@ZeroEnthusiasm Understand that THERE are NO "DIFFERENT PEOPLE". We ALL have common components and functionalities. And IN FACT, reality, there are NO 'different nationalities'. 'Nations' are an artificial entity invented from NOTHING to serve political purposes. They have NO other purpose: ask any sparrow! Our extinction will dissolve ALL that crap and eradicate any copout we've generated during out short stay on earth. ie NONE of it has any importance. (other, perhaps, than to demonstrate to history the gross stupidity of our species.

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The Straight Road
The Straight Road

Exactly. We need to look a little deeper than the surface skim when it comes to history.

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dabbbles
dabbbles

​@ZeroEnthusiasm Actually you don't UNDERSTAND my point. eg. You have more in common (including life-challenges of all kinds) with your Russian neighbour ~ in the house across the street~ than you do with another Finn who lives 1000km away; let alone one of 'your people' who lives in Central Australia. What, exactly, makes someone one of "YOUR PEOPLE"?? And what do you say makes a 'Russian' a Russian? A line on a map? Political affilliation? Political decree? Standard of living? Who you cheer for at a football match? etc. Was your distant ancestor, on the day his genes separated from HIS ape-ancestor's genes, a Russian or Finn or Cantelopian? (Perhaps a Queenslander!?)

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ZeroEnthusiasm
ZeroEnthusiasm

@dabbbles if you want to know the difference between different people of different nationalities and their history use wikipedia maybe? If you want some war-engineering, try googling USA... Don't really get your point, I have more in common with russians than my own people? Your education system failed you...

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MV _
MV _

One should also take into account the difficult terrain on the Finnish borders: unlike the flatlands of Ukraine, which are ideal for tanks, Finland is surrounded by thousands of lakes, hills and dense woods. Further up north, it's mostly just wet bogland, without any roads. The southern coast is way too rocky and shallow for a naval invasion (navy was never the Russians' strong suit, either). This natural barrier made it impossible for Russians to reach major town or cities even in the WW2. As for the common threats about nukes, we are far too close to St. Petersburg: the prevailing wind would carry the fallout to Putin's old stomping grounds.

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fil a
fil a

Reverse is also true. From a Russian perspective Finland is not where the invasion will come.

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Kathryn Stewart - McDonald
Kathryn Stewart - McDonald

The Finns have brains, they can monitor broadcasts, manufacture weapons, train Russian defectors in guerilla warfare, Finns can go behind the lines undetected, they are capable and brave their border needs to be fortified NATO might have the possibility of a base in Finland. You give a good description of the terraine. I might be wrong, but I learned that subs do pass through Scandanavia with Finland being they pass to reach the Atlantic. What think you? If I am incorrect about the subs please let me know

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MV _
MV _

@ultimateflyful At least you cared enough about Finland to write your lame comment ))))) Must be frustrating to be a Putinist tankie these days, nothing but failing and humiliation )))

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MV _
MV _

@ultimateflyful Stalin was also allied with Hitler until 1941 so no moral high ground there. And who cares about Russian lives anyway? They are just dirt. I am proud Finns destroyed them together with Germans, all those Russian invaders deserved it. And Soviets weren't even close to occupying Finland even if they wasted 500,000 men in trying.

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ultimateflyful
ultimateflyful

remember when finland teamed up with nazis and russia almost put your whole race of people 6 ft under but let you guys live if you didn't join nato. nobody cares about finland they are noobs.

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Antz Wilkz
Antz Wilkz

Not only is Finland joining NATO but NATO is also radically changing into something with a lot more teeth!

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The Arrow
The Arrow

@Donnie Adams NATO is the reason why we don't have Soviet Union 2.0. I'm always gonna thank NATO for standing up to commies.

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themasterninja110
themasterninja110

@Donnie Adams hahahahaga. No it hasn't. No nato member has been attacked except america on 9/11 and that was by terrorists.

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Rusty Douglas
Rusty Douglas

Claims are NATO pushing on Russia’s borders is what created all the present lunacy. I find it believable being an American who has watched my nation be overtaken by global capitalists including of NATO member nations and cease to exist in the process.

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Donnie Adams
Donnie Adams

NATO has done more harm than good

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RICO CALMES
RICO CALMES

Its not them joining NATO wich is the biggest threat , altough it most certainly is a threat. It is the weaponsystems NATO will or will not place inside Finland wich will determine how Russia will act next.

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A1i Hammid
A1i Hammid

*Wars launched by the U.S and NATO: Guatamala, Cuba, Vietnam, The Congo, Nicaragua, Iraq, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and the list goes on! Shouldn't countries that claim to oppose war avoid starting wars in the first place? Shouldn't countries who claim to advocate peace refrain from undermining peace?

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Hacienda
Hacienda

Ah yes, the infamous "Cuban war" that definitely happened.

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Mikkel Jensen
Mikkel Jensen

As a Dane, I do feel safer having Finland in the Alliance. Finns embody the "Hope for the best, prepare for the worst" mentality.

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Jack Liberman
Jack Liberman

@GuyOnYouTube 9 hours to be exact... Norway fought 62 days...

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Jack Liberman
Jack Liberman

That's true, Finland is just less than 100 miles from (Sankt) Petersburg (Tzar Peter was an evil monster in fact), and they less pissed off than Ukraine Donbass what's 500+ miles south from Moscow??? Putin is dumbest clown in the World... sorry Biden, you lost "leadership" in that too... More you have chance to get respected if War continues in 2024...

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Randy Robles
Randy Robles

US founders and architects did not want us to allied with anyone, friendship yes, trade yes, alliance with no one - Thomas Jefferson

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Anne Nissen
Anne Nissen

@ekklesiast The including of the old Warsaw Pact countries, and the Baltic in Nato were the which of these countries.Should Nato have said no, and why?

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Neiasaurus Creations
Neiasaurus Creations

@Slevin Kelevra CHina is furious with Russia, both because Russia is risking fucking with their money, and because Russia isn't following China's lead, and is instead getting its ass beat. Secondly, Russia is trying everything they can to win in Ukraine. But they can't do it, and are being pushed out of the country. Ukraine is striking towards Crimea now. And will likely be able to take it back. Russia isn't intentionally losing a war they started. They're just inferior troops, with inferior equipment. There's videos of soldiers being forced to pay for their own equipment. Soldier's using world war 2 equipment. Soldier's using equipment so bad that a shovel would make for a better weapon. Russia can't equip its own troops. It IS a real war. Russia is LITERALLY invaded them...And russia has been TRYING to cut power, water, and other services via bombings. But Ukraine has become good at fixing the damage, and having them up within days at the latest. Russia's lack of effect on Ukraine's population is because of how resilient the people in Ukraine are being. They're the chads of eastern europe. I hope they get to join Nato, they deserve it after humiliating Russia for 8 months. Anyone that makes Russia cry tears in fear, belongs in nato. Lastly, China is not the US' target. Russia was not the US target. The US has made exactly 0 hostile moves towards either country. The only country that's been hostile is russia. The ukraine literally just said it WANTED to join nato. But wanting to join nato doesn't mean you're actually going to be ABLE to join nato. For that EVERY country in Nato needs to agree. You have to apply for it, meet certain conditions. Nato never even suggested Ukraine join it. And nato has expanded exactly 0 feet towards russia. Since Finland, Sweden, and Ukraine aren't in nato. Finland and Sweden are supposed to join in 2023...NEXT YEAR some time. Ukraine is not set to join yet, I don't think it even can while in an active war. China is also having a lot of interntal issues right now. Its having massive civil unrest, its economy is in serious trouble nearing collapse, and still fighting Covid. They're in no position to fight a war, and they know it. Nor would they WANT to fight the US, and the Us doesn't WANT to fight China. Because the US is one of china's BIGGEST trade partners. And vice versus. So China is not about to make their situation even worse by angering the US. Heck China has even declined to supply Russia with some of the stuff they requested. As well as scolded Russia for even threatening to use a nuke, telling Russia it should not do that... Because China is actually smart. They know that if Russia used a nuke, Nato would join the war that day. And be able to decimate Russia. Because Nato has made it clear that the moment a nuclear weapon is used against the Ukraine, that Nato will go to war. That's our line in the sand. Do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars moment. Russia is near collapse, China's internal affairs are causing it to be near collapse...All the US and Nato needs to do is kick back and watch the fire works.

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Retrosicotte
Retrosicotte

Point of contention. Sweden does not "produce" the NLAW. They co-designed it with the UK (majority to Sweden), but it is produced in the UK. Saying it is "second only" to the javelin is also incorrect, since A) The Javelin and NLAW are not competitors, they fulfill completely different roles in the anti-tank spectrum, and B) The NLAW accounted for far more, 30-40% of all Russian AFV kills in the first few months, the most lost period, according to Ukrainian sources due to the Russians just running entire units right into NLAW killing lanes for a solid month, losses that have not yet been equalled in intensity.

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Red Blaze
Red Blaze

Russia: *declares war on Finland* Finland: *resurrects Simo Häyhä* Russia: “Let’s instead do some diplomatic talks, shall we?”

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Twenty Two
Twenty Two

Russia: fires missiles towards Finland Finland: PERKELE! *missiles go back to Russia*

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Knez Lazar
Knez Lazar

Lol you are so funny! We have 2022, do not live in past.

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Lo Ko
Lo Ko

you flatter yourself a lot

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Quincy Chen
Quincy Chen

Hell yes XD if only we had him now…

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meridethtohayes
meridethtohayes

It's NOT "the Artic Ocean" and "the Artic Circle". It's pronounced "ARK-tick" "ARK-tick" Voiceovers blow that all the time, and it blows their cred. If they can't get THAT right, how can we be sure they know the least bit about what they're trying to talk about? No, really!

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John Gialanella jr
John Gialanella jr

The greatest sniper in history was a Finnish soldier during World War 2. It is said he killed 500 or more Soviet Officers and soldiers.

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Daniel L
Daniel L

The Finnish application to NATO is why I've been saying that Russia lost the war in Ukraine on day one. Even if Russia managed to completely defeat Ukraine (which they haven't), this strategic loss is so dramatic and stands in stark contrast to what Putin actually wanted. I think it is totally fair to say that Russia lost by failing to uphold their strategic goals.

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j100j
j100j

​@Pat Norris5-10% is huge

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DEDster
DEDster

@CptHrki Dude, i travelled there from like 2008,most big ass shops, motels and other stuff just closed bcs of lack of people, same goes for many other things, yes they are not "struggling" but unfortunately they are filling it, thats why Finland didn't join NATO like 20 years earlier

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CptHrki
CptHrki

@DEDster oh yes, Finland, so poor and struggling

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DEDster
DEDster

@Sianek79 and not because us threated them to join, right...

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DEDster
DEDster

@CptHrki you do realize how bad it turned up for Finland to loose on of their main import source?

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Tresphore Mpundu
Tresphore Mpundu

Finland and Sweden joining Nato doesn't make any difference at all, symbolically speaking it represents a artificial sense of security.

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B B
B B

Finland was part of Russia for centuries- and Finland was disconnected from Russia at WW I time...

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kermit peck
kermit peck

the thing about the fins and sweds is they are a logical and reasonable people. finland themselves has prisons that actually are more humanistic in nature compared to prisons elsewhere, in a finland prison, you won't be treated like a second class citizen, you'd be treated the same as if you didn't commit the crime to begin with, and its worked for them, they don't have a high reoffence rate like the us and other countries do, and they are one of a few countries with a justice system where the punishment fits the crime. so its not unreasonable to assume that, whatever the fins end up doing, will most likely go down in history as a huge move.

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MV _
MV _

To clear up some things: NATO cannot force a member country to host nukes, if the country doesn't want it. Finland cannot take them even in theory, because the Finnish law prevents nuclear weapons.

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Colin McInnis
Colin McInnis

Great law, lets get rid of them all

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MV _
MV _

@dabbbles But Finland has zero reasons to host nukes. They are also never placed close to the enemy, they can reach their target from further away.

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dabbbles
dabbbles

All of which can be changed in five seconds with the stroke of a pen.

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Howie Scott
Howie Scott

Nukes are crude, dirty and obsolete anyway

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Sentient #6
Sentient #6

When I lived in Finland, there was a bunker in my building. Quite impressive, the Finns.

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eio clementi
eio clementi

To sum up my trip to North Finland Deer meat. Santa or goat man/boy. Massive Bunkers. -40c. Always night time. Chinese love Northern lights. Thank you Finland/Suomi !

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Reasoner Enlightened
Reasoner Enlightened

It would be sad to flatten them and turn the soil to glass.

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Fireguard
Fireguard

There is a law here that there must be a bunker in every house that is built, we actually have enough bunkers to protect the whole population. Helsinki center is pretty much one big bunker

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Art
Art

Why is this impressive, Americans like to idealize countries, seemingly for no reason, like fashion trends. Irish, Finish, NZ... so on.

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supimsatan
supimsatan

@Baby-LOVES-Boiled-BROCCOLI I know bro, I actually live at the place that is below sea level.

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Asif Bokhari de Bustamante
Asif Bokhari de Bustamante

Fun fact; at the start of Covid lockdown, it turns out that Sweden (where I live) only had food supplies for approx a week (the government has an agreement with the private sector retail chains to maintain extra stocks of essentials), whereas Finland has massive storage facilities hidden away in the woods holding like three months worth of stock. All of it meticulously managed with proper FIFO procedures to ensure the products were not aged. That was pretty badass! You can shut Finland down for three months and keep everyone well fed and cared for and in Sweden, on day three we've run out of toilet paper and soap! This is of course being re-aligned now and with the added Putin factor, I'm sure prioritized. btw my mother in law is from Karelen (Karjalen) and lived something like 3 km from the Russian border. When the Soviets invaded they of course left everything behind and took only what they could hurriedly load up on a horse cart. She and a whole lot of small kids were then shipped off as refugees to safety in Sweden.

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Sean Grimes
Sean Grimes

I'm sorry but...no. I have to call an official History Foul here. You said Finland was subservient to Russia from Swedish Empire loss to 2022. Uh WAY OFF. Finland successfully fought off Soviet invasion in 1939. That's a HUGE miss for a History Channel

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ignis32
ignis32

13:39 - speaks about sweden antitank weapon, picture meanwhile shows some russian weaponry. (Or did I miss something and Sweden started to use Cyrillic symbols :) ?

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Simón M.
Simón M.

All of those preparations. and Russia struggles to give soldiers Helmets an Jackets.

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Delta lord
Delta lord

I like how Russia threatening other European countries to not join nato can be responded with "What are you gonna do? Invade me?"

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Russ Terror
Russ Terror

@froodtube Finland was on german side in WW2 so it's deserves to loose some lands and if NATO dares to start WW3 then I hope Finns will loose even more than just a land

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Steve Beasley
Steve Beasley

@Rick74 kl

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Gamer Brothers
Gamer Brothers

Nuke em*

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Zozik333
Zozik333

The only reason putin attacked Ukraine is because it’s too close to the russian border….? Why didn’t he attack Finland ? Or USA Alaska? Because in World War II Finland kicked their asses! and USA would bend him backwards for even thinking of such a move on Alaska. And now he’s dong same thing to the Ukrainian Brothers who fought faschizm side by side as natziz did to his and our people … he must of been dropped on his head as a child. 🤦🏻‍♂️

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SonsOfLorgar
SonsOfLorgar

@Irving Spengler when your arguments is as blatantly false and unsupported as they are pathetic, Logan doesn't need any arguments of his own to dismiss your delusions.

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Matty Mc
Matty Mc

Edging closer to midnight and videos like these seem to present the idea that we should be happy about this. Madness

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E. T.
E. T.

@Nils Helppi It WAS the way of the world, nowadays countries can get by without invading each other and be peaceful and prosperous. Only Russia refuses to move on from its imperial ways. Stop excusing their shitty behavior with the past.

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Nils Helppi
Nils Helppi

@Paul Gilbert , this is the way of the World , throughout history, everywhere.

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Paul Gilbert
Paul Gilbert

@Nils Helppi Russia has a long history of invading neighboors

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Nils Helppi
Nils Helppi

@theguy9208 , Hi there, The US is only 300 yrs old. Europe is 2000 yrs old +. In other centuries Sweden was a power house. And the Prussian States. Poland ruled Russian Kiev. German States and then France , then England, and don’t forget Spain, or the Astro Hungarian Empire , or Nazi Germany. At this time the vassal states of the US in Europe are being pushed to spill blood in Ukraine. As a 73 yr old Amerikanisher , this is a terrible thing the country is doing. The Ukes would have run out of bullets in the Summer, and quit, and another 60,000 Uke soldiers would be alive and another 100,000 not maimed.

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theguy9208
theguy9208

@Nils Helppi NATO is a defensive treaty of willing states, it has no offensive clauses. these areas of so-called historical russia are independent nations that do not wish to be trampled on by russia any longer, the empire is over and they do not want to re-join. Both canada and mexico have independent militaries, the reason there is no animosity is that the united states has not made a habit of brutally oppressing and genociding its neighbors and people for generations, as the russian state has since the time of the czars.

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Gif can cube
Gif can cube

1 🇫🇮 sniper vs 500+ soviet soldiers

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benjijao.
benjijao.

We all know how it went for Russia during the Cold war (:

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Vertutame
Vertutame

if you think taking capital of russia will make any positive value for you then you are the same as Napolian, Which you know, lost to everything after that. Don't treat russia like france

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Keefan1978
Keefan1978

It's an interesting myth that persists as if Viipuri would have been 2nd biggest city in Finland - it wasn't. It was 4th by population. Yep, it's harbor was 2nd largest after Helsinki and it was a very important city in many regards but - I can't remember correctly - Tampere and Turku were 2nd and 3rd largest (although it may also been the other way around - Turku and Tampere) by population in 1939.

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Per Perald
Per Perald

Bullshit, I have the Finnsish factbook from 1938, and Viborg is the second largest city in population.

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LoneBoye
LoneBoye

@Timo Terävä For any well-bred person with the right moral guidelines, the value of historical research lies in how well the specified data is tested by various verification methods. If the measure of the acceptability of research is the nationality of the researcher, this is called Nazism. There is a trend that all politically biased historicians manipulate and forge the figures of strength and losses in the direction of exaggeration of enemy's strength and losses and, accordingly, understatement of own strength and losses. When someone is, in addition, ideology-laden, like you, the forged figures are skyrocketing. Judging by yor numbers, brave Finns killed more stupid Orcs than there actually were on Finnish Front. In 1941, you advanced hiding behind backs of major Hitler's army, reached Leningrad and closed the blockade. In the siege of Leningrad, 1 million of civilians died. Finnish military activity in 1941 - 1944 consisted mostly of holding the siege, sitting in defence and killing Russians in concentration camps. In January 1944, the siege was lifted. In June 1944, Russia effortlessly kicked Finland out, back to where it belongs. In September 1944, Finns betrayed Germans, crawled on their knees to Moscow and signed all they were told to sign. To great disappointment of Russian soldiers, because if Finland by some miracle did not change sides, your soldiers would have to apologize to Russian soldiers in person, and I'm not sure how many would survive, after Leningrad and concentration camps. Pyrrhus risked to lose all his army in another battle with Romans. Then, this would become a Pyrrhic victory. Russian army on the Finnish front was 4-5% of the whole Red Army. Everything was decided in completely different places, no matter what the Finns thought about it. In May 1945, Red Army was the biggest and most capable force in the world, rising the red flag over Reichstag. Later, Russia decides the fate of the half of Eurasia, co-founds UN as a permanent Security Council member with veto power. You call it a Pyrrhic victory. Finland lost ALL wars, lost 11.5% of its territory, forever branded as a Nazi collaborator and extremely unreliable ally, followed orders from USSR all the way to this empire's collapse. Of course, all this is a great Victory, what else. Well, Mr. O'Brien from the Ministry of Truth would be proud of you.

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Timo Terävä
Timo Terävä

@LoneBoye Some clarifications and comments: 1. The Winter War losses (dead, missing) Finland - 27,000 (all possible war related causes) + 1,000 civilians The ussr - at least 168,000 The Continuation War losses (dead, missing) Finland - 63,000-65,000 (all possible war related causes, until 1982) + 1,100 civilians Germany - 14,000 The ussr - c. 305,000 2. During the Winter War alone the soviets had c. 60 divisions and c. 1,000,000 men against Finland - though not all at the same time. 3. Russian "historians" or numbers can not be trusted - unless they are confirmed by some credible Western sources/historians. 4. "A victory" depends on the definition. Ever heard of a Pyrrhic victory? The soviets tried to conquer and annex whole Finland - as well as sovietise the Finns. They got 11.5% of the land. The rest of Finland (89.5%) remained independent and unsovietised. Finland wanted to remain independent, unconquered and unsovietised. Finland succeeded in everything - except for that 11.5% of the land. Who won?

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Timo Terävä
Timo Terävä

It depends on what you include as the population of a city - only the population within the strict borders of a city or a greater urban area, including also some population outside of the city borders. AFAIK any of those 3 cities (Viipuri, Turku, Tampere) could have been called as "the 2nd biggest city of Finland" in 1939, depending on the method of calculation.

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LoneBoye
LoneBoye

@Limassol 3  Even in English wiki, the number of dead on Finnish side in the Continuation War is 63200 plus 158000 wounded. You also "forgot" to mention that Finns fighted together with German Nazis who contributed to Russian losses and suffered their own. In the same article, the Finnish author gives a number of Russians troops of 900-1500K which is extremely inaccurate for a XX century researcher. Apparently, Finnish historicians attribute way more Russian troops to the Finnish Front than there actually were. In Russian historiography, total number of Russian fighters on this arena was 358K + 92K in the Baltic Fleet. Figures might be debatable. But in any case, your numbers tell a lot about the amateurish level of the sourses you use to "enlighten" yourself on WW2 history, and absolutely nothing about the real action that took place. Let me also remind you that Finland and 3rd. Reich have LOST the war and, consequently, lands, to Russia. Which, after seeing your historical parallel, makes me wonder whether you are able to put two and two together. Not to mention making conclusions and forecasts.

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Danechip
Danechip

I loved Finland, Worked& Lived in a place called Loviisa/Lovisa/Lovisan (Fin or swede) Could never do the language but it seems everyone speaks English. Such amazing place and people x

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muhnjak
muhnjak

@Moto 346 I hope we'll not check this and the war in ukraine will end without further escalation)

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muhnjak
muhnjak

Why do you talk like something happened to Finland lmao

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Moto 346
Moto 346

Yep and I guarantee they would Obliterate the Russians in combat..don’t mess with the Fins!

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Scedobear
Scedobear

I love how his videos are 30 minutes long but he essentially says everything important in the video (and essentially throughly summarizes all of his talking points) in the first 3 minutes.

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Stey Maloney
Stey Maloney

Finland probably know they are going to be invaded next so they want protection from nato if and when it happens.

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Richard KittyHawk
Richard KittyHawk

I met a Finnish man in the US several years ago. We had an interesting conversation about the military. All young men are expected to serve in the military. They go for training for up to 5 1/2 months and then go to annual meetings, much like our National Guard and Reserve units in the US.

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dabbbles
dabbbles

Here in Oz was called 'Nasho'. I refused to go because I ALWAYS choose my own enemies, for my own reasons. I DID volunteer to go to Vietnam (with the intention of deserting and fighting for the Vietcong, who were defending THEIR country), but got a reply from the military which said that anyone stupid enough to volunteer was too stupid to be in their army. Oh well.....

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samu hiltunen
samu hiltunen

It's up to a year or 347 days and the shortest time possible is 165 days.

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Mr. Finternational
Mr. Finternational

As a Finn, this is an excellent video that summarizes our situation extremely well. Good work! Here's a fun fact about the Russian invasion of Sweden back in 1808: The Russians had such an extensive network of spies operating in Finland that they had more accurate maps of the country than the Swedes, who'd ruled Finland for 600+ years 😆

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Senia Koff
Senia Koff

Eurasian forest-steppe. East Ukraine. Russian-Ukrainian border, military cordon. Mobilized ("partisans" - military slang) from Saratov region, Volga river Federal District, Russia, partisan life: tent sauna, mini medical center, etc. Saratov TV News Channel /watch?v=ZqtJ86cGcbY

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Senia Koff
Senia Koff

Russia, Siberia, Asia, Small City (population: 55,000). Mobilization 2023 /watch?v=dEpRFhp4tdY

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Reasoner Enlightened
Reasoner Enlightened

The information in the video is propaganda. Putin was very clear that if those countries join NATO the response will be measurable to the threat . The cities will be flattened. The population will be removed from those territories. 100 megatons one per city.

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Senia Koff
Senia Koff

Russia, Moscow region, Small City (population: 100,000). Mobilization 2023 /watch?v=J1Wj3kHnD38

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Senia Koff
Senia Koff

Russia, Middle Volga river area, Penza City, mobilization 2023. Find the differences from Fins and Swedes, Tell me how they got there? Volga river? The distance from Penza to Helsinki is 1,442 km. Penza region TV. /watch?v=A11pcSb7EoM

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MV _
MV _

Finland has been a de facto NATO member for ages, completely militarily integrated and part of the EU, so this won't be a big change for Russia. That's why Putin is quite chill about it, and you should, too.

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Twisted tastes
Twisted tastes

Keep an eye on China, their reaction could determine the escalation

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MV _
MV _

China is OK with Sweden and Finland joining NATO, they haven't commented it in any way.

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Aleksi Sara-Aho
Aleksi Sara-Aho

I'm a finn, and I was arroused how greatly you managed to brief up the main sets of our history, especially explaining the 'long-border issue', which we always have had to keep in mind balancing with Russia. 🤌🏼 At the end of the video, there was some good new strategic info for me also! 😯👌🏼 I found you're channel today, via tiktok fan-channel, and omg you have so good content, thankyou!

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King Narothept
King Narothept

I'm sorry but if Ukraines could hold their own against russia, the Finlanders would mop the floor up with their army, no question about that.

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Sunset4Semaphores
Sunset4Semaphores

No one ever talks about Finland's special railroad gauge... specifically designed to be incompatible with Russian gauge.

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Les Lumières
Les Lumières

Russian railways have always been incompatible with all European railroads for over 150 years

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jshiipakka
jshiipakka

Calm down, there is no any juicy conspiracy around this topic. The first railroads of Finland was initiated during the era of Russian Empire...... Do I need to continue..?

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viljanov
viljanov

I wonder why everyone overreacts to this. Finland has been a de facto NATO member for long. Their law forbids hosting nukes (not that they are ever places closed to the enemy anyway) and Finland doesn't need to station foreign troops. Not much changes for Russia.

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60gator
60gator

Puti had caviar dreams and a KFC budget,when you look at the land area he wanted with his initial 200,000 men you realize Vlad was sniffing happy dust or truly hoping everyone would quake in their boots on Russia's old Soviet Army propaganda and cave in.Tragic the loss of life.

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MissTree
MissTree

Checkmate Russia? Really? I guess you think they suck at chess? Spassky, Kasparov, Karpov, Alekhine, just to name a few, would likely disagree.

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-PEves-
-PEves-

Finland just became a passageway for every other army in the world to pass into the weak boarders on the north side of Russia. Goodbye Russia!!!

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MrZombiekiller23
MrZombiekiller23

its so weird to hear current events talked about like its history set in stone and there is no ggrey within the black and white of these explanations, just goes to show that everything is never black and white and can be explained as simply as it is in videos like these, use this as an addition to other research but never just rely on these videos of massly complicated topics condensed into 30 minutes

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Reasoner Enlightened
Reasoner Enlightened

The information in the video is propaganda. Putin was very clear that if those countries join NATO the response will be measurable to the threat . Nobody in those countries will ever be able to sleep well if they join NATO. Nobody.

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RouX Renard
RouX Renard

@alan forster Sure, but demonizing one side whilst lauding and supplying weapons to the historically corrupt and racist other side is just a deceit too many have fallen for. I don't suppose that anyone here has heard that Russia are welcoming, feeding and housing MILLIONS of Ukrainian refugees. Far more than anywhere else.

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alan forster
alan forster

At some point you have to take a position. Not to do so makes you an easy mark. Finland made the right choice !

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John Weerasinghe
John Weerasinghe

This post is ridiculous...history has show that Finland has always resisted foreign meddling this is why Stalin left Finland alone. Finland had always refrained from provoking war with Russia. Even after invading Russia in 1941 Finland stopped short of attacking Leningrad after getting back the territories they lost in the Finnish war. You are ignorant ( historically ) because as long as Finland doesn't allow NATO to build an army to threaten Russia Russia will not be concerend. The 1939 Finish invasion wasn't a " quagmire " it only delayed the Invasion by a week at the most. The Soviets took the land to create a cushion to Leningrad and the Soviets gave land in compensation . As events have confirmed it wasnt the Soviets that was " expansionist " it was the US and its former Colonial powers that expanded their control throughout the world in a unipolar hegemonic organization. Finland isn't a real threat otherwise the Russians would have annexed them. Finlands military is not technologically superior to the Russians. The US does not even have Hypersonic missiles. I "like" how you talk of the " Crimean Invasion" without mentioning the coup in Kiev and the well know US goal of trying to weaken Russia in a futile bid to preserve its hegemony.. And why do we act as if Russia doesn't have a legitimate right to its security? How would the US react to a threat on its border? So you are a propagandic idiot

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Casper Söderholm
Casper Söderholm

its called helsingfors in swedish just to correct you at 2:54

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Loupa57
Loupa57

After living in Finland for decades I can say that nobody should underestimate Finland and the Finnish. Also there is still a lot of resentment about the Russians annexing about 10% of prewar (WW2) Finland. For example the nickel reserves are part of that annexed area.

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Dracopticon
Dracopticon

You are really adept at making good, informative videos because of you pedagogic way of showing what is what and how it works.

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-Aku
-Aku

@Артём Дубровских Maybe it's a good point but I don't know enough of the subject to argue or say for sure.

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Reasoner Enlightened
Reasoner Enlightened

The information in the video is propaganda. Putin was very clear that if those countries join NATO the response will be measurable to the threat . The cities will be flattened and the ground will be turned to glass.

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Артём Дубровских
Артём Дубровских

@-Aku emotionally-driven story, presenting Russia as an indisputable evil, and NATO as an indisputable good, despite any reasoning. A lot of emphasis put on the war in Ukraine, as a proof of NATO's salvatory nature, ignoring NATO making death, destruction and war crimes in the middle of Europe a couple of decades ago. Tendency to narrow presented facts to make it look focused, but loosing context, creating a desired emotional response. I have no desire to justify the ongoing war, but this kind of video is rather propaganda than informative and pedagogic content.

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-Aku
-Aku

@Артём Дубровских Care to elaborate?

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Артём Дубровских
Артём Дубровских

With scent of hypocrisy and one-sided reasoning

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황지후
황지후

Russia:threats countries to not join NATO Other countries: reacts by joining NATO Russia: no this isn't how you're supposed to play the game

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Toisen
Toisen

Turkey: wait a second, not that fast. Let's discuss your support for terrorists first.

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And Rei
And Rei

@Maciej Badower ah sounds like you support Genocide of Russians, Ukranians and Belorussians then! Haha great that you showed youre true colors lmao, no wonder Hitler got his ideas from Pidulsky If it was the most genocidal country in the world in the XX century, explained why the Germans killed more Poles 😂😂😂🤦‍♂️ also poles really struggle with reading comprehension lmfao. Do you know the difference between a non-aggression pact (that UK and France also had with germany btw) and an alliance? 🤦‍♂️😂 Poles are so butthurt abt being conquered by barbarians they still cant get over it since 1650! 😂😂😂😂😂

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Maciej Badower
Maciej Badower

@And Rei those pesky americans and saudis bombing peaceful loving russians😂😂😂 are you russian? You obviously repeat every little bit of ruskie propaganda as gospel. Sadly for you the vast majority of your former colonies despise you? I wonder what was it that didn’t result in universal love and friendship from Poles, Balts, Chechs, Slovaks, Romanians, Hungarians, Bulgarians even Fins and Ukrainians. It almost looks like the further away from russia one gets the more sympathetic towards russia one is.

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Maciej Badower
Maciej Badower

@And Rei He was right regarding russia, the most genocidal country of the Xxth century. Coincidentally none of the russsian former colonies want anything to do with russia. I wonder why? The attraction of russian mir?😂 Hitler was allied with Stalin, joint military parades, secret clause of ribentrop molotv pact, cooperation of NKVD and Gestapo. The only reason russia fought nazis is because hitler attacked russia.

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And Rei
And Rei

@Maciej Badower except Russia recognized Chechnyas independence in the Hasavyurt Trety. Nice try though. Sad you are so butt hurt about barbaric Russians conquering civilized Poland since 1650 LOL.

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Tom Lawrence
Tom Lawrence

The Poseidon torpedo would not generate a mega tsunami, or even a regular one. It is just Russia propaganda, much like their theory of nuking Yellowstone. Underwater detonations have been tested and they have very little effect. Even a 100mt device wouldn't cut it. The best use for the poseidon would be to be detonated very close to a port or naval facility.

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慶重
慶重

there is no checkmating russia. they've always been the greatest in chess. except maybe fischer :)

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John Novie Cabellon
John Novie Cabellon

The first minute of the video alone is stupidly based on assumptions. You draw lines from finland to st. petersburg and finland instantly becomes a militarily strong country? You just draw those lines as if the Russian Northern Fleet Joint Strategic Command and the Western Military District are not present along those borders. The Northern Fleet JSC alone outnumbers Finland's Military! And I'm sure not everyone in Finland is happy about being dragged by NATO's stupidities.

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Marbles
Marbles

10:40 I get why you would say that for dramatic effect, but it's important to convey that Germany has a much smaller military than their economy would support because they want to signal to the world that they don't intend to start another world war.

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Colin McInnis
Colin McInnis

That's why Germany is great again. don't be a bully

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Meanderthal
Meanderthal

Well scripted and practical information. Videos like this have the power to inform average people to interpret news reports, think globally and act locally. Eternal vigilance ...

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Christopher Robin
Christopher Robin

This video was great, full of historical info but right up to date. Wow, so interesting, thank you!

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TexanIndependence
TexanIndependence

Not really, lots of propaganda. Doesn't mention part of the reason the draft is so "popular" is because it gives two options, 155 days to play soldier or 255 days in a civilian function. Compare to Russia's 365 day inescapable draft for all males. Also, many Finnish guys choose the 155 days playing soldier to save on the 100 days and also to enjoy playing soldier with zero risk. Finland's draft will lose ALL of that popularity if it joins NATO and I guarantee you'll suddenly find most Finnish guys suddenly refuse to do the 155 days and instead choose the 255 days in a civilian support function. At which point, Finland would have to take away that option if it wants to maintain their army size and it would be highly unpopular to draft Finnish guys to die for NATO in Ukraine. You might see a large scale revolt because virtually everyone in Finland has a father or brother that would be sent to die. It's a VERY small population country with one of the most rapidly declining fertility rates, only 5 million native citizens (half a million immigrants, and many citizens are from muslim refugees too). Nearly 1/4th of Helsinki don't speak Finnish or Swedish. Their population is shrinking and becoming more and more non-Finnish. Bodes poorly for the draft and their future. Finland's 1.3 fertility rate is one of the worst in the world (like #15 worst out of 200 countries). It's about on par with Japan who recently put out a movie called "Plan 75" to show their future where the Japanese government will urge elderly to commit suicide to lower their burden on society since there are no children to be workers, nurses, and caretakers for them, though not quite as bad as South Korea's 0.8 fertility rate (totally apocalyptic). South Korea is trying insane levels of subsidies (paying new mothers $780 per month per child, equivalent on a per capita basis to the USA paying mothers $1,200 a month per child) to reverse the decline, but it won't work because feminism and western corruption is too deeply ingrained. China (which just lifted it's last restriction on childbirth, namely that unmarried women are not allowed to give birth, last week after moving to an 2-child policy, then 3-child policy and then unlimited child policy gradually over the past decade) and North Korea are enacting severe punishments to increase fertility rates and I'm suspecting those will work better than just trying to shovel money at the problem. We'll see if South Korea can reverse it's decline by basically paying MORE than a worker's salary for mothers to have 3 children (you'd earn $2,340 for having 3 kids, equivalent to earning $3,500 a month in the US on a purchasing power parity basis). South Korea seems to think you can cure feminist destruction on demographics/birth rates by offering women a "job" pumping out babies that pays more than their actual job. We'll see if it works or not. If not, then the future will belong only to authoritarian regimes that wipe out feminist/western influences and increase their birth rates. It's pretty insane really. Imagine having 10 kids in South Korea and you'd be making $7,800/month (equivalent to $12,000/month USD PPP) just for having the kids and on top of other tax benefits. Point is, the West is on a ticking timeclock. Russia didn't need to launch this war, probably should have focused on increasing it's fertility rates instead, EXCEPT that Russia was falling to westernism too so it wasn't politically able to do that (fertility fell to 1.5, western influences were encroaching) but now the war has given Russian leaders the pretexts they needed to ban most foreign media, heck even McDonald's is gone now and replaced with a Russian alternative. Basically allowed Russia to clean house and they are earning more in higher oil prices than they are spending on the war while the West is going bankrupt. Presumably with western influences gone they will be able strengthen their church and to reverse their demographic trends which were following the West's. Russia finally banned all LGBT just last month (the same week that the US Congress passed gay marriage to codify Obergefell, Russia's legislature unanimously voted to ban all LGBT, yes even every single member of the communist party of Russia voted to ban LGBT, and their congress during discussion on the bill said that America was Sod*m, as in the biblical one in Sod*m and Gomorrah that was wiped out by fire and which is predicted in Luke 17 and Revelations 18 to be destroyed in one hour by fire, I'm guessing the Russians think New Babylon/New Sod*m is America and it will be destroyed by their nukes and fulfilling those verses). But if the Russians pull back from nuclear war, and can manage to root out feminism and increase birth rates, then they can simply wait for the West to collapse. They can sign some treaty at some point where Ukraine gives up whatever territory they didn't gain back by then, and then wait out the West.

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MOSCOW
MOSCOW

First, Finland and Sweden are not members of NATO. Turkey does not allow them to join NATO until they fulfill its requirements. Secondly, the membership of Finland and Sweden in NATO does not threaten Russia. Just like Norway's membership.

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Anna
Anna

My grandad fought in the war and he told me how he came across a Russian soldier and pointed towards Russia and said “Your home is that way”. RIP grandad ❤

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Leo Lion
Leo Lion

Great informative video, Thanks so much for educating the masses in the history and present day relationship between Finland and Russia.

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zicada
zicada

Norway has plenty of US bases. I used to serve at one. There's also a giant radar installation up north run primarily by the US..

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Colin McInnis
Colin McInnis

1 base for training

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Zeronim
Zeronim

@Daniel V for now... But time is a bitch, and it's just a matter of time when Norway economy will be crashed by american ambitions and Norway goverment will be ready even for buttplug from USA, not talking about American Bases... They not changing schemes that working perfectly.

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Magnus K
Magnus K

@Daniel V Exactly.

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Daniel V
Daniel V

Letting Americans serve temporarily on explicitly Norwegian-owned bases in Norway is not the same thing as having American bases in Norway.

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Zeronim
Zeronim

@Jasper Zanovich just on paper and for people, in reality there will be everything :|

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PETE ALLISON
PETE ALLISON

Only if Turkey agrees so far they donot . So how did Finland get it independence back after being invaded by Russia???

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Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown

While Russia is distracted with Ukraine, this would be a great opportunity for Finland to have a special military operation to free their previous held lands from the Russian Nazis. I mean, it was always Fin land anyway.

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D.A. E.
D.A. E.

@Unknown Unknown if everyone starts doing that the whole world would be nuked in a week or two

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Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown

@Nemo Magnum It’s a joke, Nemo. However, it would be awesome if you took your land back :D

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Nemo Magnum
Nemo Magnum

We don't want to go to war unnecessarily

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RP
RP

Nato didnt "expand" east. That is a kremlin talking point. Countries in the east REQUESTED TO JOIN, BECAUSE RUSSIA IS A BLOODTHIRSTY NEIGHBOUR. it's a huge difference.

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MapleMaf1a
MapleMaf1a

Every time i watch a real life lore video I immediately get the urge to play civilization.

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RuHvE
RuHvE

Probably the most detailed explanation of the Finnish and Russian conflict and how Finland has adapted. Well done!

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jepjep
jepjep

@Nickrmt ok but my comment still stands. Imperial russia and the soviets were completely different politically.

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Nickrmt
Nickrmt

@jepjep yes, I do. And not on a basic level but advanced. There is no such thing as ‘basic history’, dude.

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jepjep
jepjep

@Nickrmt imperial russia from where he graduated was very different from the soviets. Do u know basic history?😂

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Metalgear SolidSnake
Metalgear SolidSnake

spiderman no way home< Business as usual, the big corporations have got what they wanted, bigger military budget and more money for themselves...$$$$

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XGD5layer
XGD5layer

@Kryzzan It's more likely that the channel didn't do much research other than a wikipedia article or three. "Don't attribute incompetence to malice"

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Mark Woods
Mark Woods

With Finland & Sweden joining Nato and Ukraine once this war is over Putin is to blame for this and the buck stops with him and him only !!!!! Finland and Sweden have been associate members of Nato for years but since February the citizens and Government of Finland and Sweden have decided to join at long last. Welcome to NATO Finland and Sweden !!!!!!!

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ed sugi
ed sugi

May fin and swed join NATO soon

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Timur Radzhabov
Timur Radzhabov

2:52 It is funny. Many times have Russians been asking neighbouring countries to stay neutral, prevent the use of their facilities by Russia's adversaries, not act and speak agressively against Russia... Again and again...and then, when Russia used power (which is indeed a failure of its diplomatic efforts) if beeing not heard, everyone was like: "uuh, Russia is bad"....Really? :) It is absolutely natural for the country and the nation to be cautious about plans of the neighbours and what they speak and could potentially do. Take a look at Israel and Iran, for modern example. Self-explanatory, really. :))

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dura2k
dura2k

In fact, as an eu member finland was not (military) neutral, at least since the Treaty of Lisbon which said you need to help another eu member if they get attacked.

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Błażej M.
Błażej M.

Although Ukraine is not a member of EU, the way how Germany and France, leading countries of EU, acted towards Ukraine, makes the collective EU defense against Russian invasion very questionable. Germany and France would be eager to sell eastern Europe to russians in exchange of peace. Not to mention Hungary, guess they would be even happy about it. Only NATO.

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iso musta kypärä
iso musta kypärä

@inventress Maybe, but that has nothing to do with what i said on my earlier reply.

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inventress
inventress

@iso musta kypärä as someone from england, all im going to say is, many of our people wanted brexit to happen because they’re really racist towards non brits

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Djilas
Djilas

@Martin Plojhar exactly, but these brainwashed westerners dont understand...

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Martin Plojhar
Martin Plojhar

Who helps to EU member if is get attacked by Nato or another EU member? People form EU members joinded to NATO are practically always on the loosing side ... against dictatorship of US arms productions and arms dealers Oligarchy...

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Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson

Imagine if every Western country’s population was as prepared and trained to defend themselves. Finns are a great people.

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Kathryn Stewart - McDonald
Kathryn Stewart - McDonald

@TexanIndependence Hi I edited my remark after tjhinking how terrible land mines are I thought only of tanks on a road not future consequences, but I do believe the Finns are formidable and ingenious The have the language skills and educaiton to develop weapons in mfg facilities near Russa they have opportunity to contribute to strategy with Russian defectors and to sneak behing the lines for guerilla warfare all in all we are lucky they have courage than can help detect subs which travel beneath the Arctic, Holland could eventually fill in the water between Northern Europe and Scandanavia.

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TexanIndependence
TexanIndependence

Finland is prepared because it's not part of NATO. And it's defense spending is transparently just BARELY above 2% of GDP, the MINIMUM requirement to join NATO. Once it's part of NATO, it will cut back on defense spending, politicians will demand an end to the draft, etc. Finnish draft is only 165 days. Russian draft is 365 days, for comparison. But even that, the Finns will undoubtedly go soft, the more Netflix and American propaganda weaken up Finland, we can easily expect conscription to be watered down, if the conflict in Ukraine ends and there's a general period of peace for some time. Finland has been just absolutely absorbing Western propaganda and media lately, with an estimated 1 million paid subscribers of Netflix in Finland (out of only 2 million households, studies back this up with one showing 48% of Finns subscribed to Netflix) for example, that is roughly the same percentage as in America, despite Finns generally being less able to afford Netflix and having their own local alternatives like Yle and C More (Nordic streaming) other streaming services. And you might say, how could Finland scale back the draft in the face of Russia? My reply would be, look at Taiwan, they just shortened their draft to basically only a few weeks (so short their generals think of it as a nuisance/babysitting civilians cosplaying being soldiers for a few days more than any actual help and not long enough for serious training) and Taiwan is trying to even end what little draft they have left in favor of becoming a "professional force", but guess what? They failed to hit recruitment numbers (just like USA, but worse) and their male military age population is rapidly declining, so Taiwan is basically giving up to China in 10 years. That's why China doesn't have to invade now like everyone says. They can just wait. In 20 years Taiwan will probably have half-the-size army, while China's could be larger if it can reverse it's fertility rate trends with authoritarian measures. Speaking of which, Finland's birth rates are also a DISASTER right now, out of 200 countries they are in the top 10% for worst fertility rate, though not as bad as Taiwan or South Korea who are totally collapsing as a society and will lose 60% of the size of their military age male populations in the next 20 years. In Finland they were at 1.8 fertility rate, a few years ago which was decent, not too bad but still below 2.1 replacement rate, but now they are at 1.3 fertility rate which is APOCALYPTIC, it means they are slated to lose about 35% of their military-age population in the next generation and for a small population nation that can have huge rippling effects (i.e. Russia going from 150 million to 100 million is not as bad as Finland going from 5 million to 3.3 million, even if the decline were the same percentage, it's MUCH worse to go from 5 to 3.3 than to go from 150 to 100 million, simply because Russia could still field a 5 million young male army easily enough with 100 million people while Finland couldn't field a 1 million man army even when drafting women or invalids). To be fair, Finland's rate is not as bad as South Korea who is the worst at 0.8 fertility (going to lose 60% of their military age males within the next 30 years, basically North Korea just has to keep or increase fertility rates and it can steamroll South Korea in about 50 years), so it's not the worst among all US allies, but it's a pretty big disaster. Not as big as Ukraine (1.22 fertility), and granted Russia isn't doing much better at 1.50 fertility, but Russia can turn it around with authoritarian measures like what China has been test piloting (certain Chinese provincial governments are using repressive tactics to force women to get married). China only recently allowed 2 child policy, then 3 child policy, and now an unlimited child policy this past year, and finally just last week is now allowing unmarried women to give birth (previously only married women were allowed to have children), which was the last of their birth restrictions, and soon China will shift into punishing those who do not have children (after seeing how Western attempts to subsidize birth rates have generally failed). Authoritarian nations like Russia are expected to follow suit, while the Western feminists will decry it (but continue to see population declines while their "enemies" see population growth). Russia unfortunately wanted to have it's cake and eat it too and did not address Westernism and feminist influences on it's society so still has a 1.50 fertility rate that isn't very good, but won't face things the Finns will like the collapse of Finnish social security systems and other things that then cause an authoritarian shift (once the Finns figure out that Western Democracy doesn't work and weakens your nation and people realize their government can no longer promise them things with social security ponzi schemes that don't work when you have a childless future, and when you don't have enough nurses to take care of your elderly and no children around to take care of them either). At any rate, Finland will either scale back their draft voluntarily to win votes to please the new Netflix generations of weaklings they are raising up, but even if they don't, or even if they increase their draft, it won't be enough to maintain their army since their population is dramatically declining, apocalyptically collapsing. People just don't notice because they still see lots of 40 year olds walking around, but they don't notice that the number of kids has dropped calamitously. Takes more time to notice that. And thinking you can just import millions of muslim refugees and then expect them to submit to a future draft and fight and die on the frontlines against Russia on behalf of a Finland that they don't recognize as theirs is insane. Imagine Finland having to try to draft hundreds of thousands of muslim refugees to fight Russia (who muslims tend to view pretty favorably). Not going to go over so well. They already make up 8% of that 5 million Finnish population, so what is Finland going to do to fill the 1.7 million fertility gap over the next few decades, they'd have to become a 60% muslim nation. I doubt Finnish voters are going to do that and even if they did, I'd think Finnish foreign policy might shift from being Pro-US and Pro-Israel once it becomes majority Muslim... that's just common sense.

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Kathryn Stewart - McDonald
Kathryn Stewart - McDonald

I think so too something wild as 12 Finns fighting Russian tanks its truly a remarkable feat during the Second War. Finns are cool, supposed to be very shy people, the women are very sweet.

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Santiago O.
Santiago O.

but why would the people of say, belgium need to be prepared and trained for war? there's no existential threat in western europe unlike in the east

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Schaima Ali
Schaima Ali

@Liam0125 As a former soldier I can tell you that is not true at all. The biggest factor is conscription, and training reservists after their conscription period.

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Manzell Blakeley
Manzell Blakeley

16:00 shouldn't the calculus be changed by Russia's inability to occupy Kiev?

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Colin McInnis
Colin McInnis

Never back them into a corner. nukes will be used

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Giga
Giga

@Kateřina Červenková ok

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Kateřina Červenková
Kateřina Červenková

@Giga sure, though does it mean Russians intended to storm Kiev? Learn more about military tactics... I suggest that you focus on pinning down your enemy at some territory to avoid it moving units elsewhere... Btw. at that time Russians acted with gloves on...

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Giga
Giga

​@Kateřina Červenková there's literally a wikipedia article about 64km long Ruzzian convoy going (at least trying to) towards Kyiv

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Kateřina Červenková
Kateřina Červenková

@Manzell Blakeley Russia has not intended to capture Kiev so far... Its enough I have to say to you

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Jeff Little
Jeff Little

"If you stay ready, you don't have to get ready" seems to be Finland's national motto...

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Dale Burnfart
Dale Burnfart

After seeing Russia's military prowess in Ukraine, I am putting my money on Finland.

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James Yount
James Yount

Russia invading Ukraine will prove to be one of the greatest military blunders in history.

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muhnjak
muhnjak

@pearlman39 bro you...

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The Arrow
The Arrow

@Mattia von Sigmund  oh yes, they have advanced 2 kilometereters in 6 months. So much winning 🤣🤣🥰

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SlasherSR
SlasherSR

@Mattia von Sigmund you haven’t been keeping up have you lol

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oldblueeyes
oldblueeyes

Mabe Putin is testing the Waters, looking for a weakness

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SeventhOne
SeventhOne

Russia finally confronting NATO after years of provocation. There you go.

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Simo Koistinen
Simo Koistinen

What you miss in this video, is that you should clarify some things. Mainly the fact that even when Finland was a part of Russian empire 1809-1917, the Russian laws were not valid in Finland because Finland´s legal system from Swedish rule was still kept in use. Also during the time Finland was officially known as Grand Duchy of Finland which legally an autonomous area and was ruled by Finnish nobility but it had a governor-general appointed by the Russian Czar. In short: Finland was part of Russian empire but not part of Russia. Edit: Added a word "area" which was missing

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Anne Nissen
Anne Nissen

@TheNewGreenIsBlue I am not going to start a long talk about the original population of the USA.But most were destroyed on the USA developing in to one big Country

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Jani Kainulainen
Jani Kainulainen

@Rotton Cotton Your God reallt cant judgment me.. So you can tell one proof?

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Biggus Duckus
Biggus Duckus

@I R Kiev Rus was founded by Sweden? Did Sweden also dig up the Black See per chance?

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Biggus Duckus
Biggus Duckus

@Satu Toivonen yeah, Finland hated Russia so much in 20th and 21st century, that many of them joined the Nazi in ww2 and participated in genocidal siege of Stalingrad. Freedom built on blood and suffering, congratulations, i guess.

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Ad Astra
Ad Astra

@Rotton Cotton if its required for object to have creator, who created god then?

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k
k

Great video. I'm a kind of history buff myself and you can for sure see the bigg lines of history here. The thing is though and I made this mistake myself thinking geopolitics was a 19th century thing. It is still alive and kicking, unfortunately. Now we need to stop the Russian expansion and with it the attrocities as tortures, rapes and killing of civilians. Simply put it is a civilized world or a barbarian. Not that hard to chose.

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Joe Thelyon
Joe Thelyon

"If you want peace, prepare for war" Ancient military adage. Who can blame the Finns and Swedes for making their decision to join NATO? Seems wise in light of their neighbour's recent behaviour.

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Mistress of the Woods
Mistress of the Woods

Great video! Thank you for clarifying all the facts & explaining the reality of Finland and Swedens situation. Finlands cause is Swedens cause, as true as Swedens cause is Finlands cause.🇸🇪❤🇫🇮

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Mistress of the Woods
Mistress of the Woods

@TexanIndependence I'm not reading a novella.

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TexanIndependence
TexanIndependence

The video is a lot of propaganda. It acts like the draft will continue in Finland, when Finland has been gradually weakening the draft (back in 2007), and it's only a 165 days which is barely long enough to train soldiers (Russia's draft is 365 days for comparison), and Finland's fertility rate has reached apocalyptic levels of 1.3 fertility rate (2.1 is replacement rate). There are about 25,000 babies being born per year (some of whom are children of refugees, who now make up half a million of Finland's 5.5 million population) which is about 40% less than their current military age population (about 40,000 per year). So even assuming all of the refugee's children agree to be drafted and don't go abroad to avoid military service (an incorrect assumption but let's go along with it), they still will have their army shrink by about 40% in the next 20 years. It's not as bad as South Korea's worst-in-the-world fertility rate of 0.8 which means South Korean military will shrink by about 70% in 40 years if not reversed by authoritarian measures, especially considering North Korea has more than double their fertility rate and just started implementing new measures to force their women to have more children, such as 3 months ago starting to ban childless women from leaving the country to work in China, which had been a previous outlet for feminist women to avoid getting married in North Korea and to work abroad, which North Korea had previously allowed because it liked getting the cash remittances to boost it's economy. So North Korea is willing to harm it's economy to that level to boost it's 1.8 fertility rate up above 2.1 and start growing population, why? Only makes sense if you understand that South Korea's army will be shrinking so they want to increase their army size. If North Korea gets to 2.5 fertility rate and South Korea keeps their current 0.8 rate, then North Korea will go from half the population of South Korea, to having MORE population in just 30 years and in 60 years to have more than double South Korea's population. From half, to equal, to double, all possible within Kim Jong Un's lifetime. Japan's rate is bad too at 1.3, so S.Korea can't look to Japan for help against North Korea or China. It's so bad that many in Japan are freaking out that they will have to kill off their elderly to keep the government afloat. A new movie is released about it, called Plan 75, predicting a future government will ask elders to "voluntarily" kill themselves to help lower the burden on society. Too few children means no money for social security, and no volunteers or child caretakers to take care of them. It's why Canada has been pushing assisted suicide (cheerfully called "MAID" or "medical assistance in dying" as if the government is just a maid disposing the useless corpse) and even expanding it to include the mentally disabled, much like Nazi Germany did with Aktion T4. MAID is just a voluntary Aktion T4. Someday might become involuntary and then it's indistinguishable. One canadian who used MAID said he wanted to live if the government would just give him disability benefits, otherwise he didn't have any money and the Canadian government officials rejected his assistance request but then approved him for assisted suicide despite his willingness to live if given assistance.

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Joe Sugiyama
Joe Sugiyama

Im Japanese and I know that we should make our defensive power as the country of Russian another side. Finland teaches us.

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Carter Beals
Carter Beals

I have ADHD and usually paying attention to this kinda stuff has always been a struggle for me. That said, your history/geopolitics videos consistently manage to capture and maintain my attention throughout their entirety. I don't know exactly what it is about them that's different, probably a culmination of a lot of things. The visual aides, the pacing, your clear communication and obvious passion for the subject matter, etc. All I'm saying is I'd probably have done a lot better in school growing up if more of my classes had resources like your videos at their disposal. Pease keep doing what you're doing!

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SpartanHawk
SpartanHawk

This world has no love for neurodivergent people. We must create our own love.

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Christian Taylor
Christian Taylor

@Stuart Fury I had a friend for five 7 before he told me he has ADHD

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Stuart Fury
Stuart Fury

How do you know when someone has ADHD? They'll tell you.

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Christian Taylor
Christian Taylor

Because propaganda has to be entertaining to spread

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JemTheGamerr
JemTheGamerr

Ay another fellow ADHD here and yes, I do have to agree with you.

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k34561
k34561

The US is already stationed at the Ramsund Naval Base and Evenes Air Base in Norway.

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Sheriff Din-Gabisi
Sheriff Din-Gabisi

@Filipe Barroqueiro Aren't you forgetting something that happened February 2014, long before last year...?

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Filipe Barroqueiro
Filipe Barroqueiro

@Zeronim Aren't you forgetting something the happened last year, long before that agreement between Norway and the USA?

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Zeronim
Zeronim

Easier to say there no US Army... And someone still saying that Russia is aggressor.

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Soufriere
Soufriere

Yep. Despite their neutrality since getting whooped by Russia in 1809, Sweden has always had a very capable military, especially navy. I know a guy who served in the Swedish military and served as part of the peacekeeping force in Kosovo before immigrating to the USA. No, I didn't ask what he saw there because some things we're better off not knowing.

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Niko Inkinen
Niko Inkinen

Most of russias lands are stolen from Finnish tribes. Finn's have ruled whole north Europe to Urals in past. There's still many Finn tribes who's even speaking finno-ugri languages in Russia. Stalin gulaged them and moved Slav settlers to north to make it harder to take those back. Swedes are creators of Russia. Kiev and Moscow. Pietari/st Petersburg is originally Finn's town. Same as whole Estonia.

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Safal Parajuli
Safal Parajuli

So Finland 🇫🇮 was a third world country until now.

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Viktor Szuhai
Viktor Szuhai

This analysis sounds reasonable at first sight. I'm still wondering how important is the size of the army a country has. There are other important factors such us (1) the nuclear army (eventually mentioned in the video), (2) drone army, (3) economical threatening, (4) cyberwarfare, (5) disinformation, propaganda and fake news. I think all of these should be analised separately and probably there are even more important factors to consider, too. At the end: Finland joining the NATO is bad news for Russia for sure, but I'm not sure that it's a "checkmate".

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Pete Montsion
Pete Montsion

@Nils Helppi haha nonsense

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Nils Helppi
Nils Helppi

It will be the end of Finland

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Sonidos del Edén
Sonidos del Edén

This video is just NATO propaganda

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Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith

It's just clickbait wording. I think everyone consuming social media needs to continuously remind themselves that no one is making videos out of the goodness of their hearts. There is always a reason, monetization being one, influencing public opinion being another. I see virtually no critical analysis on the motives of posters, people tend to simply jump to "agree" or "disagree", then argue like spoiled children. And every post positions something as dire end of the world drama, to trigger that dopamine rush that is critical for maximum engagement.

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Zeronim
Zeronim

"Finland joining the NATO is bad news for Russia for sure" and for everyone too... Cause Russia will use nuclear if it's feels threatened :/ And Finland joining NATO is what Putin said multiple times that NATO not a defence block, but passive aggressive block... Just think about it as someone "eating" all squares in chess game and trying to make PAT for you to forfeit... And for you defeat or PAT is synonyms (cause world of politics not working on chess rules)

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Tee
Tee

Very well put together my friend. War has molded us, a small nation, many times. Now it is time to be safe -not alone.

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M Krah
M Krah

finnland don't have any others choice like to join Nato. putin never did expect this! It shows how ill he is! I love Finnland and his open to all people

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larry manfred
larry manfred

You are german speaker, right?

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Colin Nugent
Colin Nugent

I always thought the USS Liberty was closer to the Mediterranean. I didn't realize it was so close to the Baltic. Otherwise, Sanna Marin, totally would.

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Valkir
Valkir

Watching Russia humiliate themselves militarily this year has somewhat settled many government's fears near the border.

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DCMcG75
DCMcG75

A technicality, however, the Finnish country was never an ally of Nazi Germany but instead a co-belligerent. It is an important distinction and allowed the Finns to set their own terms of victory and peace. A similar arrangement existed between the Soviets and the Third Reich in their invasion of Poland.

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Spike's Pa
Spike's Pa

@sdfswords Given the swings of U.S.. politics, I'm nervous for Finland.

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sdfswords
sdfswords

Exactly, the Finns have always been about survival while being squeezed between super-powers, they were not Nazis, just anti-Soviets to secure independence. My mother, a Swedish-Finn, carefully explained this to me, as did all of my cousins. Small countries do what they can to preserve their language, culture and identity. Finland is making a very bold move in the direction of liberty, which means they're fully committed to Western ideals. I hope my country, America, understands what a dangerous choice the Finns have now staked out, and will support their front line position. SISU SUOMI!!

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Surf Earth
Surf Earth

It’s amazing to think that if we concentrated all our energy and funds on helping each other and sharing the world’s gifts that she has blessed us with what a heaven we would live in.

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Filip Wichrowski
Filip Wichrowski

We'll see about that.... Napoleon and hitler underestimated Russia too

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Valerius B.
Valerius B.

St Petersburg was once attacked by Finns and Germans, almost for 3 years, the St Petersburg city was totally surrounded by enemy forces.

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Олексій Лук'яненко
Олексій Лук'яненко

From a geographical point of view, as stated in this video, the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO is much worse for Russia than the accession of Ukraine there. From an ideological point of view, Putin attacked Ukraine just because Russia cannot be an empire without Ukraine, and because Putin could not tolerate democracy in a neighboring, close country, he considers this a harmful example for the Russians themselves. Main point of ru ideology: "Do not interfere anywhere and do not have your own opinion, everything will be decided for you, the government knows how to do it. Without Putin, Russia will perish, and if the government is overthrown, it will cease to be "great"."

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MV _
MV _

I think Putin sees Sweden and Finland already as western de facto NATO members. He thought Ukraine could be still forced to become his backyard.

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