Sweden

The Kingdom of Sweden is a country located in Northern Europe. It is the 55th biggest country in the world at 173,745 sq mi and was ranked as the world’s second most competitive country in 2010.

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Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Sweden

Are there any endangered animals in Sweden?

Yes, here is a list of endangered animals from Sweden:

Bechstein's Bat

Beluga

Eurasian Otter

European Rabbit

Pond Bat

Western Barbastelle

Wolverine

Black-tailed Godwit

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Corncrake

Dartford Warbler

Egyptian Vulture

Eurasian Curlew

Eurasian Peregrine Falcon

European Roller

Great Snipe

Ivory Gull

Lesser White-fronted Goose

Little Bustard

Red Kite

Saker Falcon

Steller's Eider

Fortunately, none are critically endangered.

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History of Europe
Sweden
The Great Depression

Was there a Great Depression in Sweden?

Of course, the depression which started in 1929 in the United States spread to nations all over the world, including Sweden.

Sweden having recovered in 1934 was however the first nation to fully recover from the Great Depression.

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World War 2
Germany in WW2
Sweden

Why did Germany not invade Sweden in World War 2?

During the invasion of Scandinavia, Sweden remained neutral; but, because much of their income was generated by exporting iron, they continued to sell it to Nazi Germany. Sweden would not help Finland fight off the Soviet attack, but 8,000 Swedes volunteered for the Finnish army, to bolster the Swedish defense lines. The meager Swedish army nearly doubled overnight, and--by war's end--tripled from that. Civilians built shelters; scanned the skies for enemy aircraft; donated time and money, and made military vehicles and supplies.

Northern Europe, meaning Denmark and Norway, were invaded for important strategic reasons, one of which was that Scandinavia supplied iron ore. This raw material was critical for the success of any modern war effort. The allies (Churchill) had as an objective to stop the flow of iron ore to Germany from everywhere possible, including Scandinavia, as well as to get as many European nations involved in the war one way or the other, and on their side, as possible. England then breached Norwegian neutrality by mining some of its waterways and when Germany reacted, Britain launched its own attempted occupation of Norway, which led to the actual German invasion.

Germany invaded through Denmark whilst England entered Norway from the north. Germany won this theatre, the British had to evacuate, and thereby Germany secured its flow of iron ore as well as cut off the Baltic Sea from the British navy, securing shipping routes from Scandinavia (Norway, Denmark and Sweden, Finland actually is not officially considered part of Scandinavia) to various European ports. Thus Germany had achieved its objective by holding only Norway and Denmark. If a world atlas is studied it can be seen that holding Sweden and Finland as well was not necessary.

Some other perspectives:

  • Germany also needed a neutral country as a conduit for goods and foreign currency, and a stage for negotiations and an outlet to the world. Some goods and materials were purchased by neutral 3rd countries from Allied nations (the US for example) and sold to the Germans via Sweden.
  • Only nations that posed a threat to Germany, one way or the other, were attacked by the Germans.
  • The only strategically valuable things were steel and passage to Norway which were located more strategically and Germany got that without having to invade Sweden.
  • Sweden was also afraid of being invaded by the Soviet Union through Finland (a German ally at the time) due to the Finnish winter war. If Sweden was invaded by Germany this would provide an excuse for the Soviet Union to invade Sweden in turn. It was believed in Sweden that the Soviet Union wanted to incorporate Sweden and Finland and not leave after the war was over and that the allies would stand by and let this happen because of the Soviet Union's strategic importance in the war against Japan. So Sweden was desperate to remain neutral and stay out of war and bowed down to the German demands and by doing that there was no reason for Germany to waste troops by invading.
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Continents
Finland
Sweden

What continent is Sweden and Finland in?

Europe

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Birthdays
Sweden

What is the Swedish birthday song?

The song goes like this:

Verse 1

Ja, må han leva!

Ja, må han leva!

Ja, må han leva uti hundrade år!

Javisst ska han leva!

Javisst ska han leva!

Javisst ska han leva uti hundrade år!

Verse 2

Och när han har levat

Och när han har levat

Och när han har levat uti hundrade år!

Ja, då ska han skjutas

Ja, då ska han skjutas

Ja, då ska han skjutas på en skottkärra fram!

Verse 3

Och när han har skjutits

Och när han har skjutits

Och när han har skjutits på en skottkärra fram

Ja, då ska han hängas

Ja, då ska han hängas

Ja, då ska han hängas på en häst bakåfram!

Verse 4

Och när han har hängits

Och när han har hängits

Och när han har hängits på en häst bakåfram

Ja, då ska han dränkas

Ja, då ska han dränkas

Ja, då ska han dränkas i en flaska champagne!

Verse 5

Och när han har drunknat

Och när han har drunknat

Och när han har drunknat i en flaska champagne!

Ja, då ska han firas

Ja, då ska han firas

Ja, då ska han firas med jättelång låt!

End

Ja må han leva!

Ja må han leva!

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Sweden

Is Sweden a rich nation?

One of the richest in the world.

It has a surplus of trade and lends money to other countries such as the US and the eastern European block.

Also it has one of the highest standards of living in the world in most measurements.

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Hemispheres

Is Sweden in the East or west hemisphere?

eastern hemisphere

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World War 2
World War 1
Germany in WW2
Sweden

What happened with Sweden during World War 2?

Sweden remained neutral, it did not participate in the war and was not attacked. Sometimes allied bombers which could not make it back to England would land in Sweden which, as a neutral power, was required under international law to imprison their crews until the end of the war. There is some controversy about Sweden's sales of iron and various goods to Germany - and also to Britain. Sweden allowed the Germans to use their railways which aided in the invasion and occupation of her sister country, Norway, which had also attempted to be neutral. I traveled extensively in Norway during the early 70s, and the WW2 generation never forgot that about Sweden. Put yourself in Hitler's or for that matter any in the German high command's shoes. What does Sweden offer in terms of strategic or tactical warfare? Nothing. In order to fight the British, the only useful country is Norway, which the Germans took. As far as the Soviet front was concerned , Hitler found an already willing ally with Finland. So why disrupt matters by sending German troops into a country which is militarily useless but economicaly important because of their iron production? The best way to handle the measure is by doing business with Sweden, not attacking them.

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Politics and Government
Sweden
Royal Family
Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages

Who is the current king of Sweden?

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Sweden
Calling and Area Codes

Where is telephone country code 46?

Country code +46 (dialed as 00 46 from many places) is Sweden.

Mobile numbers begin with +46 7.

The area code for Stockholm is +46 8.

(The plus sign means "insert your international access prefix here." From a GSM mobile phone, you can enter the number in full international format, starting with the plus sign. The most common prefix is 00, but North America (USA, Canada, etc.) uses 011, Japan uses 010, Australia uses 0011, and many other countries use different prefixes.)

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Distances and Travel Times
Sweden
Flight Times
London
Wellington

How long does it take to fly from London to Sweden?

The flight times varies according to the speed of the flight. If the flight is flying at a faster speed then the times may change. We are providing you with standard flight timings. The flight time for the above mentioned trip is.2hours 10mins

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Sweden

What does 'Sweden' mean?

"Sweden" as well as the Swedish designation "Sverige" have the common root referriing to the people living in what's today central Sweden, Sweons (eng) or Svear (swe). "Sweden", I understand, is originally a plural form of the inhabitants, while the second part of "Sverige" - "rige" is the same word as "rike" (realm, land or country). Thus "Sverige" means "Svearnas rike" or "Land of the Sweons".

The word Svear derives from proto-germanic s(w)e, meaning "one's own (tribesmen)". Modern Scandinavian still uses it in words such as svåger (brother-in-law) and svägerska (sister-in-law).

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Sweden

Which country is Goteborg in?

Sweden

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Sweden

What was originally known as New Sweden?

A Swedish colony in America, which now is the state of Delaware.

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Countries, States, and Cities
Sweden

What is the capital of Sweden?

The capital and largest city in Sweden is Stockholm.

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Sweden

Where does live prince carl of Sweden?

Stockholm

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Animal Behavior
Somalia

Who is Fredrik Lundstroem of Sweden?

Swedish man who invented the dish "Devil Chicken" while thinking of children in Africa.

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How do you text your friend in Sweden if you are in the US?

If you have an iPhone, there is an app called textfree which creates a number, and you are able to text anybody in any area from that number. You can also send them a text to their phone through your e-mail adress.

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Mobile Phones
Sweden

How many numbers does a Mobile Number have in Sweden?

10

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Travel & Places
Sweden

Some important cities in Sweden?

Stockholm (The Capital), Gothenburg, Malmö, Kiruna, Uppsala, Västerås, Umeå, Jönköping...

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Languages and Cultures
Sweden

How many people speak Swedish worldwide?

As of 2018, about 10 million people speak Swedish in the world.

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Alaska
Sweden

Is Alaska colder than Sweden?

It all depends on where you are in the state. But for the most part they are pretty similar.

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Sweden
Mining

What is value of 1992 Sweden ore 50?

That coin is no longer in use. At this point they're worth 0 kronor. But keep it, in a few years it might have a value.

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Sweden

Bus fares from malmo to goteborg?

Between 15-20 Euro or 20-25 USD

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Politics and Government
Sweden

Does swedens government own the people?

No. The people own the Goverment.

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