She's in a situation like that, yes. Honestly, for all the "cultural appropriation" people scream about, they don't seem to realize tokenism or other forms of one person from one culture having another person from another culture in their work, no matter how familiar they are with said culture, is appropriation. Minna is half-Swedish half-Finnish, but representing people from Iceland, Denmark, and Norway is appropriation. Cultural appropriation is a neutral term though, however much the tumblr-monkeys want to fling shit and scream at the top of their lungs. Honestly, appropriation has been going on for centuries and if we only wrote shit from our cultures, the world would be a lesser place. Minna is showing a world focused on the Nordic perspective. How Finland, this weird, Uralic culture is considered part of that family through history and contact. If the Saami were around, it'd diminish their role in the story. Each culture in SSSS serves a clear purpose, with traits or for a more harsh term, 'gimmicks'. But these gimmicks give us a clear idea of the stereotypes from these cultures in the setting. I have no idea what the average Swede from modern day Sweden is like. But I do know that a Swede from SSSS is probably a fighter or an academic. I know a Danelander from SSSS probably is colored by the tragedies faced by his people recently, but also their longstanding obsession with reclaiming the past. Icelanders are probably the most diverse group in the whole setting, with all different types of folks. But the average Icelander in SSSS, is a peasant. Anyways, the world-building here is great and is more taking inspiration from reality to paint its world rather than directly adapting reality to this foreign world. Does this mini-essay make sense? I'm OP by the way.