I’m going to be honest, I love conspiracy theories. I feel they’re some of the last original thoughts out there, though some are “circular reporting”. So basically all I ask is share a crazy theory that’s thought provoking and give a brief summary. I’ll start.
Finland doesn’t exist.
In 1918 (year of Finland’s Independence) Russia and Japan decide to create a dummy country called Finland to allow the Japanese to fish in the Baltic Sea without any limit or complaint for environmental impact. The fish were after shipped through Transiberian Railway and imported under cover as nokia products (and “This is why Nokia is the largest ‘Finnish’ company, and it is also why Japan is the largest importer of Nokia products, despite the fact that very few people own Nokia phones in the country”) But Finnish People? Finns of course exist and honestly believe to live in Finland but they are really located in the eastern part of Sweden, the western part of Russia, or the northern part of Estonia, the same capital, Helsinky, is in Sweden .
Why did Russia and Japan choose the name “Finland”? Simple: the country was created as a “fishing reserve” and fish have fins, so Fins-Finnish: everything seems to be coherent and comprehensive. At the end one question remains: if really Finland doesn’t exist and other countries around the world know everything about this, why are they conniving? Maybe because Finland is an Ideal or maybe because they are in love with the idea of Finland’s exixtence?
Avril Lavigne died in a car wreck in the mid 2000s and was replaced with a lookalike. I kind of like the idea of just replacing celebrities. Someone like Bob Barker just hosts Price is Right for hundreds of years, just slightly different looking every generation, but not enough to really notice or bother anyone.