Palmber’s essay is a good overview over the Nordic colonial past and it shows that the term “Nordic exceptionalism” is not justified for many different reasons. Palmberg demonstrates that the Nordic countries participated in the colonial movements and gives some illuminating examples.
Vuorela discusses Finland’s position in the colonial power structures and explains the concept of ‚colonial complicity‘. She demonstrates the Finnish complicity with some examples and talks about the downsides of power.
When one thinks of Pippi Longstocking, the first thing that comes to mind is maybe her strength or her cheeky behaviour. What many people probably do not associate with Pippi is racism or colonialism, even though both can be found in the adventures of the young girl.