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Published on March 11, 2014

Author: felixliljedahl

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Explore Sweden and all the good that comes with it

Exploring Sweden

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Interesting Facts • Capital: Stockholm • Population: Estimated 9,003,000 • Official Name: Konungariket Sverige (Kingdom of Sweden) • Official Language: Swedish • National Anthem: “Du Gamla, du fria, du fjallhoga nord” (Thou Ancient, Thou Free, Thou Mountain-Crowned North.” • National Holiday: Flag Day, June 6

Government &International Relations • Sweden is a constitutional monarchy. • The head of their government is the prime minister.

Government and International Relations cont. • The highest in command is the King. • The largest political party is the Social Democracy party.

Resources • Sweden's chief crops are grains, sugar beets, potatoes, meat, and milk, barley, oats, and wheat.

Resources cont. • Sweden’s natural resources are timber, iron ore, and hydroelectric power.

Economy • Sweden constructed an economy based on free enterprise, public ownership of utilities, exports, social welfare, and high taxes.

Economy cont. • Sweden’s major trading partners are the European Union, the United States, and Norway

Religion and Spiritual Beliefs • Sweden’s religion consists of 87% Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, and other. • Christianity was introduced in 829 but became fully established in the 12th century.

Religion cont. • The Wasa Dynasty slowly introduced Lutheran Christianity and in 1604 banned Catholicism. • Lutheranism was Sweden’s official religion from about 1540 to 2000.

Learning and Technology • The Swedish government requires children from 7 to 16 years of age to attend school. • Elementary and high school education are free for Swedish children.

Family Life, Community, and Society

Arts and Crafts • Sweden made it’s greatest contribution to the arts in the field of industrial design with harmonious textiles, furniture, glassware, and ceramics.

The Armed Forces • Swedish men between the ages of 18 and 47 are required to serve from 7 to 15 months in the country’s armed forces. • The nation’s regular army, navy, and air forces have a total of about 55,000 members.

heather• Heather WEri

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