In all sincerity, a proper definition of Northern Europe, would be decide on a middle or center, and then proclaim everything north but still in Europe as Northern Europe. This is often said to be the north 49th degree latitude, which cuts through Paris. There is definitely something amusing in how this country strive to be bigger, taller and better than it is. If you can´t beat them, just change the rules or the label. And who said size matters anyways.