Jokes apart, I was very impressed with the Finns on my only visit to the country in 2004. The first stop was to Harriniva, some 250 miles north of the arctic circle with temperature of around -27*C. This was Finnish Lapland and life was going on completely normally. On the same visit I stopped in Helsinki for a few days – a friend lives there. There was 18 inches of snow on the ground and I could not tell where the road ended and the sidewalk began. Yet, everything was working – kids playing around, offices open, shops doing business, trams running etc. If that sort of weather ever occurred in the UK, the whole country would close down and people would sit in front of TVs and moan.
An alternative turn of events:
200K :Denmark starts exporting drivers from Greenland
0 K: Denmark wins the world cup, with players all from Greenland :)
Anything below that: The UN sends a team of pinguins to the World Cup.