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When Push Comes To Shove by NorthernPearl When Push Comes To Shove by NorthernPearl
A late update as I wanted things to at least stop being such a hot topic before I put this up.

I drew this after the terrorist-attacks in Norway the 22nd of July this year. As with many others I was astounded by the love, care and the power that people showed after this towards and for each other. The unity among the Norwegians, but also the support that many countries offered each other.

I could probably go in to a long talk about what these attacks made me feel, but that isn't the point of this.

I started thinking about the relationship of the countries in the north, and of course other countries too. But at least up here, there is always these remnants of our old rivalries, even if they are more or less evident depending on the situation at hand. But, I think it's a bit like with siblings; we can argue and disagree and dislike each other and what we do, but when push comes to shove we are there for each other.

I don't know if everyone would agree, but that's what I think.

That Idea is here illustrated with the excellent characters of Scandinavia and The World, courtesy of the excellent *humon!

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Scandinavia and The World
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NorthernPearl Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
I apologized so many times for forgetting Iceland D:
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ThisNameIsAwesome Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
I was joking, sorry XD
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NorthernPearl Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Hah, no, it's alright, sort of figured you were ;)
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dragonwings90 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww Sweden and Finland have their arms around echother ^^
Instant favorite :D
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NorthernPearl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Thanks for the fav and the comment :)
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dragonwings90 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
np ^^
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Krystianna Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The picture is so wonderful it makes me want to cry.
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NorthernPearl Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Thank you! I don't like making people cry, but I take it as a compliment! XD
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Krystianna Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it was a cheerful cry. it is small things like this pic that still give me a feeling of hope for humanity
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NorthernPearl Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
awww, thank you!
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Nessiesan Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
This is wonderful! I agree with you, the sibling thing .. Yeah. ;v; Great job.
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NorthernPearl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Thank you, and thanks for the fav!
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Fyngirl Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Exactly how I feel about my neighbours/family :) Whenever I am out traveling and meet a Swede or Norwegian we instantly starts hanging out, talking like old friends. Love my Nordic family <3
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NorthernPearl Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Gotta stick together :) And thanks for the fav!
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Fyngirl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Velbekomme! :D
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kayanne21 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaawwwwwwwww. That's just...I can't even....Aaawwwww...

I love that idea that whenever they're a crisis at hand, everyone rallies together to offer support. It's one of the fundamental aspects of human nature no matter what happens, I believe most of us have.
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ACMuren Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
So true. soo true... -.-
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Nodiel-71 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Auu...

I couldn't agree more with you... I like how you worded this!
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NorthernPearl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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Hanachino-Hime Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
It actually made me tear up a little.
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NorthernPearl Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Aww, I'm glad that you like it. Or... I hope that's why it's making you tear up. Not that I want you to be sad and cry, obviously but— *rambles*

Thanks, and thanks for putting it in your collection! :)
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Apache111 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is ... Spectacular!
Well done, my friend! Well done.
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NorthernPearl Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Thank you, and thanks for the fav!
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Apache111 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem! ^^
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thecruelseasons Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Awr! That's cute and sad. :/
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NorthernPearl Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Thank you, dear
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thecruelseasons Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Not a problem.
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SockTiger Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Nice heart melting pic. Gotta love it. :) Would be better with iceland in it, but so many has already talked about that so I feel stupid for telling you about it. And finns feel outsiders easily `cause they keep feelings deep inside. We don`t enjoy it, but can`t get rid of such a habbit. Has been always like that, I guess.
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NorthernPearl Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Thank you for both of your comments :) and Like I ssaid before, I completely forgot about Iceland which was a sad mistake. And I do feel that Finland isn't that far away from the rest of us up in the north! But that differs I suppose; I have friends in Finland, so...
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SockTiger Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
well, you are welcome!
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SockTiger Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
With Iceland in it it would be PERFECT!!! And eaven when Finns are not so close to other scandinavians

(I don`t know if this includ sweden. Me and almost everyone I know like them but..)

but we still move alot from here to norway, `cause it`s too expencive to live in here (lol XD ) Seriously, I can`t buy eaven ice cream soon anymore. One ball is over 2€!
Back to the point: I think this is heart melting pic. Gotta love it :) Well done
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77Hawk77 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Kinda looks like finland has 3 arms o_o
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NannoAnno Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student Artist
pssssssssssst its just the spae between Sweden and Finland
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NorthernPearl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
You don't know that he does? :O
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1-alone-together Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
~okay... now i wish people in south east asia could be this close... :cries:
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NorthernPearl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
It starts with one person! That you wish this is one step towards it. :) *hugs*
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Karalora Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heartwarming and awesome. And so, so true.
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NorthernPearl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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Mellobird Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest, I think the Scandinavian countries have a much closer relationsship with Iceland than they have with Finland, so I'm a bit sad you left him out. Great drawing, though, they look adorable.
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NorthernPearl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
I suppose that's something that differs between countries and people, but it was a big mistake on my part that I left him out. IF I find the original sketch I will maybe try to update it. And thank you!
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Vellova Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
That depends. Finland has little to do with Denmark, but the relation to Sweden is of fundamental magnitude.
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Mellobird Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, he may have a close realationship with Sweden, but southern Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia (including Iceland) have very little to do with him.
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SnowLady4Ever Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Okay, that is really sweet. I wish this had Iceland though... But still, really sweet. ;w;
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NorthernPearl Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Thank you very much! And yes, I realized much too late that Iceland was missing which makes me rather sad...
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SnowLady4Ever Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Oh well, everyone makes mistakes every now and then :iconftbplz:
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