This Reddit user thinks Finland is FAKE, and it’s utterly bizarre


With easy access to maps, planes, trains and boats, it's safe to say the world has been thoroughly explored by now.

However, much like people who believe the earth is flat, this Reddit user believes that Finland doesn't exist.

The user, named Raregan, baffled the Internet with his theory, as he believes Finland is just Eastern Europe and the 'imaginative' country was named after fish…

Oh, and he also claims that the UN has altered maps of the world as part of a worldwide conspiracy theory.

Raregan writes: "The idea that an entire country is made up seems so bizarre that nobody would ever believe it, making it easy to do."

He continued on to say that Japan is at the heart of the lies, since Finland's biggest company, Nokia, is Japanese.

And apparently, Russia and Sweden "go along with it."

Raregan continues: "Finland's main company, Nokia, is apparently owned by the Japanese and they're a main player in this.

"Now as for 'why' people would want to invent Finland as a country that's a bit more in depth and there's a few reasons as to why Sweden and Russia go along with it but it's mostly to do with Japanese fishing rights.

"You see the Japanese love their sushi but tight fishing regulations and public outcry mean they can't fish as much as they want.

"So after the Cold War they agreed with Russia to create a 'landmass' called Finland where they could fish. 

"The fish is then transported through Russia where a small percentage of the food is given to the population, and then is shipped to Japan under the disguise of 'Nokia' products.

"Japan is apparently one of the worlds largest importers of Nokia products despite the fact that 'nobody there owns a Nokia phone' apparently.

"The crux of all this however, and my favourite part, is the homage that the Japanese gave to this entire conspiracy theory.

"What do fish have? Fins. Therefore they named their imaginary country Finland."

Err… Are you as confused as we are?