A report on Sweden

A Vendel-era helmet, at the Swedish Museum of National Antiquities
Viking expeditions (blue lines)
The Tjängvide image stone dating from 800 to 1099, example of Viking art
Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala), a site of religious and political importance in the early days of Sweden
Skog tapestry, made most probably during the late 13th century.
Gustav I liberated Sweden from Christian II of Denmark, ending the Kalmar Union. He established the House of Vasa which ruled Sweden and Poland until the 17th century
Gustavus Adolphus at the Battle of Breitenfeld in 1631.
The Swedish Empire between 1611 and 1815, with its absolute peak between 1658 and 1660.
The Battle of Poltava in 1709. In the following years, Russia and her allies occupied all Swedish dominions on the Baltic coast and even Finland.
Illustration of starvation in northern Sweden, Famine of 1867–1869
Swedish emigrants boarding ship in Gothenburg in 1905
A Swedish soldier during World War II. Sweden remained neutral during the conflict.
Tage Erlander (left), Prime Minister under the ruling Swedish Social Democratic Party from 1946 to 1969.
Sweden joined the European Union in 1995 and signed the Lisbon Treaty in 2007.
Second day of the Stockholm Husby riots. The picture shows three cars on fire in the Stockholm suburb of Husby, 20 May 2013
View of the Stora Sjöfallet National Park
Scania in southern Sweden
Sandhamn island, Stockholm archipelago
Köppen climate classification types of Sweden using the 0°C isotherm
Köppen climate classification types of Sweden using the -3°C isotherm
Map of Sweden's five major vegetation zones
The current King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf, and his consort, Queen Silvia
Rosenbad, in central Stockholm, has been the seat of the Government since 1981.
The Riksdag chamber, at the time of a vote, in 2009
The party leaders lined up before the start of the televised live debate on 12 September 2014.
Municipal divisions of Sweden
Kingdoms of Svear (Sweonas) and Götar (Geats) in the 12th century, with modern borders in grey
The Riksdag, the Swedish Parliament in 2014
Bonde Palace in Stockholm, seat of the Supreme Court of Sweden
The EU parliament in Brussels. Sweden is a member state of the European Union.
Development aid measured in GNI in 2009. Source: OECD. As a percentage Sweden is the largest donor.
The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is an advanced Swedish multi-role fighter aircraft of the Swedish Air Force.
The Infantry fighting vehicle CV90, which is produced and used by Sweden
Gross regional product (GRP) per capita in thousands of kronor (2014)
A proportional representation of Sweden exports, 2019
Sweden is home to Volvo Cars, an automobile company with its headquarters in Gothenburg
Real GDP growth in Sweden, 1996–2006
Sweden is part of the Schengen Area and the EU single market.
Nordstan is one of the largest shopping malls in northern Europe
Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant, located south of Gothenburg
The Öresund Bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen in Denmark
Stockholm Central Station
Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and institutor of the Nobel Prize
Population density in the counties of Sweden.
people/km²
Distribution of speakers of the Swedish language
The Protestant Katarina Church in Stockholm
The second oldest mosque in Sweden is the Malmö Mosque, inaugurated in 1984
Historical development of life expectancy in Sweden
Uppsala University (established 1477)
Nationalmuseum in Stockholm
The Swedish band ABBA in April 1974, a few days after they won the Eurovision Song Contest
Djurgårdsbron
Kalmar Cathedral
Headquarters of Sveriges Television in Stockholm
The writer and playwright August Strindberg
Walpurgis Night bonfire in Sweden
Cinnamon rolls originated in Sweden and Denmark.
Former World No. 1 tennis player Björn Borg
Former world No. 1 tennis player Björn Borg

Country in Northern Europe.

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Translated reprint of the part concerned with Norway

Treaty of Kiel

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Translated reprint of the part concerned with Norway
Jean Baptiste Bernadotte
Wetterstedt
Charles XIII of Sweden
Norwegian Constituent Assembly at Eidsvoll, 1814.
Hardenberg
Eirik Raudes (Erik the Red's) Land (red)

The Treaty of Kiel (Kieltraktaten) or Peace of Kiel (Swedish and Kielfreden or freden i Kiel) was concluded between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Kingdom of Sweden on one side and the Kingdoms of Denmark and Norway on the other side on 14 January 1814 in Kiel.

A postcard from around the time of the Norwegian plebiscite. Ja, vi elsker dette landet ("Yes, we love this country") are the opening words of the Norwegian national anthem.

Dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden

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A postcard from around the time of the Norwegian plebiscite. Ja, vi elsker dette landet ("Yes, we love this country") are the opening words of the Norwegian national anthem.
The Norwegian Storting passes the "revolutionary" resolution
The Norwegian flag, without the union mark, is raised at Akershus Fortress following the dissolution resolution
Peace monument in Karlstad, erected on the city square on the 50th anniversary of the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden
The new king Haakon VII arrives in Norway with Crown Prince Olav on his arm and is greeted on board the ship Heimdal by Prime Minister Christian Michelsen
The swearing in as king of Haakon VII in the Parliament of Norway Building
Statue of King Haakon VII in 7th of June Square, Oslo

The dissolution of the union (Unionsoppløysinga; Landsmål: Unionsoppløysingi; Unionsupplösningen) between the kingdoms of Norway and Sweden under the House of Bernadotte, was set in motion by a resolution of the Storting on 7 June 1905.

Basic Laws of Sweden

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The Basic Laws of Sweden (Sveriges grundlagar) are the four constitutional laws of the Kingdom of Sweden that regulate the Swedish political system, acting in a similar manner to the constitutions of most countries.

Folklands in Svitjod (Uppland and Gästrikland)
Tiunda
Attunda
Roden
Fjärdhundra
The coastline has changed considerably in the last millennium due to post-glacial rebound. Originally there was a sea bay coming in from the north all the way into Uppsala. Roslagen is the modern name for the area which roughly corresponds to what was called Roden in the Middle Ages.

Roslagen

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Folklands in Svitjod (Uppland and Gästrikland)
Tiunda
Attunda
Roden
Fjärdhundra
The coastline has changed considerably in the last millennium due to post-glacial rebound. Originally there was a sea bay coming in from the north all the way into Uppsala. Roslagen is the modern name for the area which roughly corresponds to what was called Roden in the Middle Ages.

Roslagen is the name of the coastal areas of Uppland province in Sweden, which also constitutes the northern part of the Stockholm archipelago.

30-day moving average of poll results from September 2014 to the election in 2018, with each line corresponding to a political party.

2018 Swedish general election

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30-day moving average of poll results from September 2014 to the election in 2018, with each line corresponding to a political party.
Distribution of seats in each electoral district.
The disproportionality of the election was 1.8 according to the Gallagher index.
Social Democratic
Moderate Party
Sweden Democrats
Centre Party
Left Party
Christian Democrats
Liberals
Green
Shaded, red (S+V+MP) to blue (M+C+KD+L)

General elections were held in Sweden on 9 September 2018 to elect the 349 members of the Riksdag.

Finnic languages

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The Finnic (Fennic), or more precisely Balto-Finnic (Balto-Fennic; Baltic Finnic, Baltic Fennic) languages, constitute a branch of the Uralic language family spoken around the Baltic Sea by the Baltic Finnic peoples.

The Finnic (Fennic), or more precisely Balto-Finnic (Balto-Fennic; Baltic Finnic, Baltic Fennic) languages, constitute a branch of the Uralic language family spoken around the Baltic Sea by the Baltic Finnic peoples.

Meänkieli and Kven are spoken in northern Sweden and Norway respectively and have the legal status of independent minority languages.

The inscription on the Einang stone (A.D. 350–400), reading [Ek go]ðagastiz runo faihido ("[I, Go]dguest painted/wrote this runic inscription"), is the earliest Germanic epigraphic attestation of the term.

Runes

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Runes are the letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets native to the Germanic peoples.

Runes are the letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets native to the Germanic peoples.

The inscription on the Einang stone (A.D. 350–400), reading [Ek go]ðagastiz runo faihido ("[I, Go]dguest painted/wrote this runic inscription"), is the earliest Germanic epigraphic attestation of the term.
An inscription using cipher runes, the Elder Futhark, and the Younger Futhark, on the 9th-century Rök runestone in Sweden
A Younger Futhark inscription on the 12th-century Vaksala Runestone in Sweden
Ring of Pietroassa (c. 250–400 AD) by Henri Trenk, 1875
Bracteate DR BR42 bearing the inscription Alu
An illustration of the Gummarp Runestone (500–700 AD) from Blekinge, Sweden
Closeup of the runic inscription found on the 6th- or 7th-century Björketorp Runestone located in Blekinge, Sweden
Codex Runicus, a vellum manuscript from approximately 1300 AD containing one of the oldest and best preserved texts of the Scanian Law, is written entirely in runes.
17th-century clog almanac collected by Sir Hans Sloane. Now in the collection of the British Museum
Detail of the Elder Futhark inscription on a replica of one of the 5th-century AD Golden Horns of Gallehus found on Jutland, now Denmark
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The Anglo-Saxon Futhorc
Marcomannic runes
The Younger Futhark: long-branch runes and short-twig runes
While also featuring a runic inscription detailing the erection of a bridge for a loved one, the 11th-century Ramsung carving is a Sigurd stone that depicts the legend of Sigurd.
Medieval runes
A church bell from Saleby, Västergötland, Sweden, containing a runic inscription from 1228 AD
Dalecarlian runes
The Vimose Comb from the island of Funen, Denmark, features the earliest known runic inscription (AD 150 to 200) and simply reads, ᚺᚨᚱᛃᚨ "Harja", a male name.
Runic script on an 1886 gravestone in Parkend, England
From 1933, Schutzstaffel unit insignia displayed two sig runes, which derive from the Armanen Futhark, invented in the 19th century by völkisch author Guido von List
Bluetooth logo with the initials of Harald Blåtand.
Runic Steel Stamps, Elder Futhark

Up until the early 20th century, runes were still used in rural Sweden for decorative purposes in Dalarna and on runic calendars.

Alliance (Sweden)

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Four leaders together
Alliance for Sweden's press conference in Sundsvall during the bus tour of 6–7 March 2006. From left to right: Reinfeldt, Olofsson, Hägglund and Leijonborg.
The Alliance the day before the 2010 election. From left to right: Hägglund, Björklund, Olofsson and Reinfeldt
Four leaders in February 2018.
Four leaders in February 2018.

The Alliance (Alliansen), formerly the Alliance for Sweden (Allians för Sverige), was a centre-right liberal-conservative political alliance in Sweden.

Left Party (Sweden)

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First Communist Party group in the Second Chamber of the Swedish parliament in 1922. Standing from left: Viktor Herou, Verner Karlsson, J. P. Dahlén. Sitting from left: Karl Kilbom, August Spångberg, Helmer Molander, Carl Winberg.
1929 caricature in Folkets Dagblad Politiken, illustrating the Kilbom-led party as a mighty cruise ship and the Sillén-led party as a small rowboat lost at sea.
Splits and factionalism on the Swedish left in the last century.
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The Left Party (Vänsterpartiet ; V) is a socialist political party in Sweden.

Prime Minister of Sweden

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Ingvar Carlsson
Carl Bildt
Göran Persson
Fredrik Reinfeldt
Stefan Löfven
The Rosenbad building has functioned as the Prime Minister's Office (Statsrådsberedningen) since 1981.
The Sager House is the Prime Minister's official residence.
Harpsund Manor has been used as the Prime Minister's country residence since 1953.
Kanslihuset was where the Prime Minister's Office was located prior to 1981. Nowadays it houses offices of the Riksdag.

The prime minister (statsminister ; literally translating to "Minister of State") is the head of government of Sweden.