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2300AD & 2320 Discussion of the original 2300AD from GDW, the revised 2300 from Mongoose Publishing, or QLI's 2320AD.

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Old June 13th, 2008, 05:31 AM
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Ah, finally rid of the monarchy! It took a while. The fun question is whether it happened because the line died out, lack of interest, some form of scandal or as a condition for Iceland joining.

While I could imagine Swedish, Danish and Norwegian blending, it is simply not possible with Finnish and highly unlikely with Icelandic.

And clearly the reason for the big Oslo metroplex is the lively nightlife.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 08:47 AM
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Ah, finally rid of the monarchy! It took a while. The fun question is whether it happened because the line died out, lack of interest, some form of scandal or as a condition for Iceland joining.

While I could imagine Swedish, Danish and Norwegian blending, it is simply not possible with Finnish and highly unlikely with Icelandic.

And clearly the reason for the big Oslo metroplex is the lively nightlife.
Nope, the SU is a United Kingdom, and just to make things interesting, is (or was) in personal union with the UK of GB and I.
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There isn't much about the Scandinavian Union in the two canon 2300 AD sources that mention it (the AG and the ECS). The AG actually mentions Lapland as one of the nations that formed the SU in 2205. The ECS briefly mentions Iceland as independent, with the compulsory viking reference.

Actually the 2320 AD book fleshes out the Scandinavian Union quite a bit by stating it as a republic, and in the canon sources I cannot find any references to monarchies.

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There isn't much about the Scandinavian Union in the two canon 2300 AD sources that mentions it (the AG and the ECS). The AG actually mentions Lapland as one of the nations that formed the SU in 2205.
Lapland? Oh dear. Perhaps the book is referrign to some kind of semi-sovereign Sami council?

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Actually the 2320 AD book fleshes out the Scandinavian Union quite a bit by stating it as a republic, and in the canon sources I cannot find any references to monarchies.
I'm a bit confused. Are we talking about the Scandinavian Union as a whole having a monarchy, or about the possibility of the member-states having monarchies or not?
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Old June 20th, 2008, 09:44 AM
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While there formally exists a Sami council today, it seems relatively unlikely that any autonomous Lapland would be formed in the Twilight years - modern reindeer herding is quite dependent on vehicle fuel, and most of the population in the region is not sami anyway. But maybe it emerged briefly just before the union was created? As conditions got better, the people of the north had a brief fling with independence like Scotland today before joining into the union (perhaps even as a deliberate move to get a better deal). It is not so much a sami nation as a convenient fiction when calculating agricultural subsidies.

As for royal families, they tend to marry together all the time. Both a joint monarchy for Sweden, Norway and Denmark and separate monarchies seem possible. Maybe the SU as a whole is a republic, but the three member countries are still monarchies.

From a Scandinavian perspective the important question is after all just who determines taxation and regulates liquor sales.
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I'm a bit confused. Are we talking about the Scandinavian Union as a whole having a monarchy, or about the possibility of the member-states having monarchies or not?
The SU (or rather "Greater Sweden") in the Game had a long standing rivalry with Britain (and their Canadian allies) over the exploitation of Greenland and Antarctica, which they lost. Things take a rather different turn in 2267 when Frederick of Scandinavia ascends to the British throne. There has been some speculation that Christian abdictated from Britain in 2301 in order to separate the thrones of the UK and SU, and broke the personal union.
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From a Scandinavian perspective the important question is after all just who determines taxation and regulates liquor sales.
Competition via ferrygoing to Russian-associated Estonia and independent Latvia doubtless enters into the equation.
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