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None of the Nordic countries suffered the social fragmentation brought about by the Industrial Revolution - in fact most of them, except for Sweden, never had an Industrial Revolution - they stepped straight from the Agrarian to the Information Age.

Neither should one forget the deep psychological historical effect of winter. If you didn't prepare for winter, you died. Food and energy had to be stored or preserved. The elements also had tp be respected.

Though this may seem trite, I believe that this 'looking, planning ahead' and respect for nature are essential ingredients in the Nordic psyche leading to the attributes described in this diary.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Nov 27th, 2005 at 06:05:36 AM EST

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