The Soviet government claimed that Scandinavia was a happy group of countries that did not want to be part of the Cold War or any major global political decision. Early membership benefits included free health care and education without oppressive government. Not to be outdone by commies, USA founded Canada.
After the fall of the Berlin wall, western historians were given access to the Soviet plans of this conspiracy. Later it was revealed that the initial plans were written on a dirty napkin from Hard Rock Cafe in Paris, France.
On most maps, Scandinavia appears as a large nut sack teabagging Europe. Scandinavia's major exports are porn, Volvos and sex-change operations. Major imports are Sun, bikinis and early episodes of MacGyver.
In Scandinavia it tends to be cold so bring a blanket.
Iceland is sometimes included and maybe Greenland (because Denmark owns it).
Notice that Finland is not Scandinavian. Their language is not Germanic and Scandinavians get made when Americans lump Finland into Scandinavia. Granted, Finland is a Nordic country.