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#1 - doktorpaj
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(09/21/2013) [-]
It's weird to always see that The Soviet Union/Russia is always portrayed as being cold, and having that as an advantage, when in fact their soldiers froze to death in Finland just two years before Germany invaded.

Pic related, Finnish soldiers showing frozen body of a Red army soldier.

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#95 to #1 - idkwhatthatmeans
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(09/22/2013) [-]
Idk maybe because all throughout history they've won wars because the armies that invade them get caught in the winter and ******* die before they can get their asses out?
Like with Napoleon for example.

Come on guys history isnt hard.
#93 to #1 - strikingeight
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(09/22/2013) [-]
Well, since they are native to the area they do have a slight advantage.
#88 to #1 - EdwardNigma ONLINE
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(09/22/2013) [-]
They probably weren't as furiously pissed off at Finland as they were at Germany.
#74 to #1 - sinclairr
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(09/22/2013) [-]
that's how nature is.

It can be a powerful weapon but it can also blow-up in your face...
#48 to #1 - newdevyx
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(09/22/2013) [-]
Also i hear a saying: where there's two trees, behind another of those trees there's a Finn behind it with a rifle.
#49 to #48 - doktorpaj
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(09/22/2013) [-]
Is it a Finnish proverb? If so, could you post it in Finnish as well?
#53 to #49 - newdevyx
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(09/22/2013) [-]
Bad translation to English was that, but in Finnish it would go like this: Jos näet kaksi puuta vierekkäin, toisen takana on varmasti suomalainen kiväärin kanssa. that means we are actually quite close to the nature and when **** goes wild like it did in 1939, Finnish soldiers could easily fight in forests. I have heard the same about Arabs, but about sand, not forests.
#55 to #53 - doktorpaj
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(09/22/2013) [-]
Ok, thanks for sharing!
#57 to #55 - newdevyx
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(09/22/2013) [-]
Always a pleasure.
#54 to #53 - newdevyx
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(09/22/2013) [-]
Nowadays it wouldn't be any different if **** would go wild, we could survive in Finnish forests.
#47 to #1 - newdevyx
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(09/22/2013) [-]
A Proud Finn reporting in! Russia pls.
#83 to #47 - alexandervascus
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(09/22/2013) [-]
I loved the Soviets during WWII, but can I just honestly say, whenever Finland was in a battle, they made anyone, even the Soviet bear cry home.

As an American, I'll say this. I will remember and always respect The Great Northern War of both Sweden and Finland.

Hakkaa päälle!!!!
#100 to #83 - newdevyx
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(09/22/2013) [-]
Thank you.
#43 to #1 - abortionclinic
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(09/22/2013) [-]
Kyllä!
Suomi mainittu, torilla tavataan!
Finnish koskenkorva masterrace
#35 to #1 - aiwendel
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(09/22/2013) [-]
That's true, but the cold did help them against both Hitler and Napoleon before that. Russia has its own automatic defense mechanism, that being the cold. And anyway in Finland they were the ones invading, so they were disadvantageous.
#32 to #1 - Encarna
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(09/21/2013) [-]
It wasn't so much that the cold was advantageous to the Russians, it's more that it was disadvantageous to the German's. With the Russians being on home turf they could resupply easier and warm themselves easier too.

Invading any country immediately puts you at a disadvantage as you don't know the lay of the land, Russians invading Finland and experiencing the slightly less, the same or more cold than they would normally experience doesn't mean a lot when they can't combat it properly.
#30 to #1 - alexandervascus
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(09/21/2013) [-]
I guess you can say the weakest Soviets froze over and the strongest lived to **** up Germany.    
   
The Winter War was just another example of never ******* with Scandinavia.  Russia lost to Sweden with its Finnish calvary and superior line infantry training.    
   
Soviet Union lost to the Finnish in the Winter War. Don't **** with Scandinavia kiddos.
I guess you can say the weakest Soviets froze over and the strongest lived to **** up Germany.

The Winter War was just another example of never ******* with Scandinavia. Russia lost to Sweden with its Finnish calvary and superior line infantry training.

Soviet Union lost to the Finnish in the Winter War. Don't **** with Scandinavia kiddos.
#87 to #30 - zerpderp
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(09/22/2013) [-]
1 I agree with you don't **** with Scandinavia
2 I think the main reasons the soviets ****** Germany over where A. they got there **** together B Hitler decided he could be better than an actual military strategist C they never stopped making anything from bullets to bombs to men to vodka they made it if they could and never stopped
#89 to #87 - alexandervascus
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(09/22/2013) [-]
It wasn't just a war for the Soviet Union, it was survival. I respect the Soviets during WW2 greatly, but like Germany, they were ill-prepared for their own winter in Finland.
#90 to #89 - zerpderp
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(09/22/2013) [-]
Finland doesn't **** around that's for sure plus the soviets where asshats in the beginning too they allied with Nazi Germany and helped carve up Poland and then set their sites on finland only to get the **** kicked outta them
#91 to #90 - alexandervascus
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(09/22/2013) [-]
Well they allied because the Germans called themselves National Socialists. Communism is an offshoot of socialism so they thought they had something in common. In fact the Third Reich just called themselves national socialists so they could kill socialist and communist sympathizers.
#104 to #91 - zerpderp
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(09/23/2013) [-]
I did not know that those sneaky Nazi's
#16 to #1 - lolchris
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(09/21/2013) [-]
The strongest ones survived and the legend began
#15 to #1 - gokombwantu
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(09/21/2013) [-]
thats because its a pretty **** idea to invade any kind of arctic country
#20 to #15 - anon
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(09/21/2013) [-]
********. finns were assraeped and then surrenders in 3 month. climate and fortifications didn't help them.
#42 to #20 - wolfmango
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(09/22/2013) [-]
what was that?
#82 to #42 - alexandervascus
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(09/22/2013) [-]
Simo Hayha was a god amongst mere mortals imho.
#29 to #20 - alexandervascus
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(09/21/2013) [-]
Yeah because that's totally what happened in the Winter War.   
That's totally not why the greatest sniper in history is Finnish right?
Yeah because that's totally what happened in the Winter War.
That's totally not why the greatest sniper in history is Finnish right?

#25 to #20 - pukki ONLINE
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(09/21/2013) [-]
Nice try Putin.
#63 to #25 - asimplepotato
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(09/22/2013) [-]
I still don't get how over 400,000 people could just suddenly be missing. I mean by god, you dont just loose so many people.
#22 to #20 - doktorpaj
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(09/21/2013) [-]
I hear someone was paying attention in history class in Russia.
#2 to #1 - brobathehutt
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(09/21/2013) [-]
It's still their advantage, they know the terrain better and they find ways to stay warm. Also don't forget that most Russian leaders could give a **** less about their people, and that's the other main reason they can't be invaded.