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

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Battle of Narva 1700 by Daniel Stawert

Battle of Narva (1700)

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Early battle in the Great Northern War.

Early battle in the Great Northern War.

Battle of Narva 1700 by Daniel Stawert
Map of the Battle of Narva. Russian forces are in green, while the Swedish forces are in yellow.
The Battle of Narva by Alexander Kotzebue.
Russian force surrendering to Charles
Russian memorial near Narva
Swedish Lion Monument in Narva

A Swedish relief army under Charles XII of Sweden defeated a Russian siege force three to four times its size.

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Council of Europe

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International organisation founded in the wake of World War II to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe.

International organisation founded in the wake of World War II to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe.

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Plaque commemorating the first session of the Council of Europe Assembly at Strasbourg University
Session of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly in the former House of Europe in Strasbourg in 1967. Willy Brandt, German Minister for Foreign Affairs, is speaking.
Winston Churchill's inaugural speech of the Council of Europe in The Hague
Council's Parliamentary Assembly hemicycle
European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines.
Aerial shot of the Palais de l'Europe in Strasbourg
Council of Europe's Agora building

It was signed in London on that day by ten states: Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom, though Turkey and Greece joined three months later.

Lake Mälaren at dusk

Mälaren

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Lake Mälaren at dusk
The barrow of Björn Ironside (Björn Järnsidas hög) on the island of Munsö, in lake Mälaren, Sweden. The barrow is crowned by a stone containing the fragmented Uppland Runic Inscription 13.
Mälaren details, with Stockholm urban area to the right in pink.

Mälaren (, , or ), historically referred to as Lake Malar in English, is the third-largest freshwater lake in Sweden (after Vänern and Vättern).

2003 Swedish euro referendum

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A non-binding referendum on introduction of the euro was held in Sweden on 14 September 2003.

Third Swedish Crusade

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The Third Swedish Crusade to Finland was a Swedish military expedition against the pagan Karelians in 1293.

Sigismund III Vasa, King of Poland (1587–1632), King of Sweden (1592–1599)

Polish–Swedish union

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Sigismund III Vasa, King of Poland (1587–1632), King of Sweden (1592–1599)
Coat of arms of the Polish branch of the House of Vasa as elected kings of Poland (Lithuania and Ruthenia) and rightful hereditary kings of Sweden (Finland and Estonia).
Royal banner of Poland-Lithuania during the reign of the House of Vasa (1587-1668).
Charles IX of Sweden; Sigismund's foe.
Poland-Lithuania in union with Sweden
Battle of Stångebro, the battle that effectively ended the union.

The Polish–Swedish union was a short-lived personal union between the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, and the Kingdom of Sweden, when Sigismund III Vasa, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, was crowned King of Sweden in 1592.

A modern depiction of Sten Svantesson (Sten Sture the Younger), together with the arms of the two previous Sture regents, Sten Gustafsson (Sten Sture the Elder) and Svante Nilsson.

Sture

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A modern depiction of Sten Svantesson (Sten Sture the Younger), together with the arms of the two previous Sture regents, Sten Gustafsson (Sten Sture the Elder) and Svante Nilsson.
Arms of the Sture (Sjöblad) family
The spets nedifrån arms of the Danish Sture family
Arms of the Natt och Dag family, also borne by the Younger Sture family.
Svante Mauritzson Sture (1587-1616), the last of the Stures.
The Entry of Sten Sture the Elder into Stockholm, Georg von Rosen (1864).

Sture was a name borne by three distinct but interrelated noble families in Sweden in the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Period.

Göta Canal

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The opening of the Göta Canal at Mem in 1832, Johan Christian Berger, 1855
Locks at Berg, near Linköping, canal cruise ship M/S Juno descending to Lake Roxen
Share of the Göta Canal, issued 1. March 1833
Lock at Lilla Edet, built in 1916, and the last lock on a westward journey. The original lock was opened in 1607 and was the first lock in Sweden.
The route of the Göta Canal (in blue)

The Göta Canal (Göta kanal) is a Swedish canal constructed in the early 19th century.

Health spending per capita, in US$ purchasing power parity-adjusted, among various OECD countries

Universal health care

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Health care system in which all residents of a particular country or region are assured access to health care.

Health care system in which all residents of a particular country or region are assured access to health care.

Health spending per capita, in US$ purchasing power parity-adjusted, among various OECD countries

Universal health care was next introduced in the Nordic countries of Sweden (1955), Iceland (1956), Norway (1956), Denmark (1961) and Finland (1964).

The runes ikuari, dative singular of Ingvarr, on runestone Sö 281

Ingvar the Far-Travelled

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Swedish Viking who led an expedition that fought in Georgia.

Swedish Viking who led an expedition that fought in Georgia.

The runes ikuari, dative singular of Ingvarr, on runestone Sö 281
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Ingvar the Far-Travelled launched this expedition from Sweden, travelling down the Volga River into the land of the Saracens (Serkland).