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  Early Vasa era - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sweden’s original share of the spoils of the Livonian War was Reval, which, driven to extremities, placed itself beneath the protection of the Swedish crown in March 1561.
From the moment that Sweden got a firm footing in Estonia by the acquisition of Reval she was committed to a policy of combat and aggrandisement.
Sweden was also to enjoy her religion, subject to such changes as the Privy Council might make; but neither pope nor council was to claim or exercise the right of releasing Sigismund from his obligations to his Swedish subjects.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foundation_of_modern_Sweden   (2333 words)

  
 Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Sweden was one of the poorest countries in Europe in the 19th century, shaped by heavy alcohol consumption, until improved transportation and communication allowed it to utilize natural assets from different parts of the country, most notably timber and iron ore, which allowed the creation of a welfare state in the early 20th century.
Sweden´s contribution to the Allies, and the humanitarian contributions, are unfortunately often overlooked in the shadow of the concessions to the Nazis.
In the south of Sweden leaf-bearing trees are prolific, in the north pines, spruces and hardy birches dominate the landscape.
encyclopedia.vestigatio.com /Sweden   (5140 words)

  
 History of Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 16th century, Gustav Vasa fought for an independent Sweden, crushing an attempt to restore the Kalmar Union and laying the foundation for modern Sweden.
Sweden invaded Norway to enforce the terms of the Kiel treaty.
Sweden's predominantly agricultural economy shifted gradually from village to private farm-based agriculture during the Industrial Revolution, but this change failed to bring economic and social improvements commensurate with the rate of population growth.
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 History of Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Sweden suffered further territorial losses during the Napoleonic wars and was forced to cede Finland to Russia in 1809.
Sweden's predominantly agricultural economy shifted gradually from village to private farm-based agriculture during the Industrial Revolution, but this change failed to bring economic and social improvements proportionate with the rate of population growth.
While some argued that it went against Sweden's historic policy of neutrality (Sweden had not joined the EU during the Cold War because it was incompatible with neutrality), others viewed the move as a natural extension of the economic cooperation that had been going on since 1972 with the EU.
www.historyofnations.net /europe/sweden.html   (933 words)

  
 Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Sweden was one of the poorest countries in Europe in the 19th century, and shaped by a dogmatic Protestantism, until its natural assets – timber, iron ore, grains – allowed it to fund a Swedish welfare state in the early 20th century.
Sweden was inhabited by hunters and gatherers during the Stone Age (6000 BC – 4000 BC), following the recession of the last ice age – the Weichsel glaciation.
Sweden was first mentioned in the 1st century, by Roman historian Tacitus, who wrote that the Suiones lived out in the sea and were powerful in both arms and ships.
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 Sweden
Sweden has a low population density in all but its metropolitan areas, with most of the inland consisting of large peaceful forests and mountainous wilderness.
Sweden was one of the poorest countries in Europe in the 19th century, and shaped by a dogmatic Protestantism, until its natural assets – timber, iron ore, grains – allowed it to fund a social democratic welfare state in the early 20th century.
But Sweden's expansion into the northern wilderness of Laplandia, the Scandinavian peninsula, and present-day Finland continued; the country today known as Finland was a part of Sweden from 1362 until 1809.
www.creekin.net /n177-sweden.html   (3189 words)

  
 Background Notes Archive - Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The union's final disintegration in the early 16th century brought on a long-lived rivalry between Norway and Denmark on one side and Sweden and Finland on the other In the 16th century, Gustav Vasa fought for an independent Sweden and crushed an attempt to restore the Kalmar Union and laid the foundation for modern Sweden.
While some argued that it went against Sweden's historic policy of neutrality (Sweden had not joined the EU during the Cold War because it was incompatible with neutrality), others viewed the move as a natural extension of the economic cooperation that had been going on since 1972.
Sweden became a member, in part due to its increasing isolation outside the economic framework of the Maastricht treaty.
dosfan.lib.uic.edu /ERC/bgnotes/eur/sweden9808.html   (3634 words)

  
 Comparative Criminology | Europe - Sweden
Sweden has a three-tiered hierarchy of general courts; the district courts, the courts of appeal and the Supreme Court.
Sweden is a party to the 1988 UN Drug Convention and is fully meeting the convention's goals and objectives.
Sweden also is a party to the 1961 UN Single Convention, as amended by the 1972 Protocol, and to the 1971 UN Convention on Psychotropic Substances.
www-rohan.sdsu.edu /faculty/rwinslow/europe/sweden.html   (10479 words)

  
 Snapshot of Europe: Sweden
After the allegedly notorious Vikings, Sweden spent a couple of centuries in battles with its neighbouring countries Denmark from the 12th century – 1710, and Norway in the 16th and 17th century.
In the 17th and 18th centuries the Realm of Sweden was through warfare extended to a Great Power of twice its size – subsequently lost within a century.
Sweden as a name originated in a so-called "back-formation" from the plural form Swedes (Old English Sweoðeod, Swedish Svear), the people of the Suiones.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /Europeweb/snapshot/Snapshot-Europe40.htm   (729 words)

  
 Ask Us A Question   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Sweden has a low population density except in its metropolitan areas, with most of the inland consisting of forests.
Sweden left the union in the beginning of the 16th century, and more or less constantly battled its neighbours for many years, especially Russia and the still united Denmark-Norway, which never completely accepted Sweden leaving the union.
Sweden has a two step progressive tax scale with a municipal income tax of about 30% and an additional high-income state tax of 20-25% when a salary exceeds roughly 300 000 SEK per year.
www.avoo.com /wiki/Sweden   (6845 words)

  
 Sweden at Caribbean Topfunwebsites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Sweden has a low population density in all but its Metropolitan Areas of Sweden, with most of the inland consisting of large peaceful forests and mountainous wilderness.
After the allegedly notorious Vikings, Sweden spent a couple of centuries in battles with its neighbouring countries Denmark from the 12th century – 1710, and Norway in the 16th century and 17th century.
Sweden was inhabited by during the Stone Age (6000 BC – 4000 BC), following the recession of the last ice age – the Weichsel glaciation.
www.topfunwebsites.com /grenada/sweden.html   (2981 words)

  
 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Sweden has a low population density except in its metropolitan areas, with most of the inland consisting of forests and mountainous wilderness.
Sweden left the union in the beginning of the 16th century, and more or less constantly battled its neighbours for many years to come, especially the still united Denmark-Norway, who never really accepted Sweden leaving the union.
As other economies were re-established, Sweden was surpassed in the 1970s, and had to adjust its politics in the 1990s, but still ranks among the top nations in standard of living.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/sweden   (4877 words)

  
 Sweden (07/06)
The 2002 election results for Sweden’s major parties were as follows: the Social Democratic Party (39.8%; 144 seats), the Moderate Party (15.2%; 55 seats), the Liberal Party (13.3%; 48 seats), the Christian Democrats (9.1%; 33 seats), the Left Party (8.3%; 30 seats), the Center Party (6.1%; 22 seats), and the Green Party (4.6%; 17 seats).
Sweden also is a member of NATO's Partnership for Peace and participates in numerous international peacekeeping operations.
Sweden has devoted particular attention to issues of disarmament, arms control, and nuclear nonproliferation and has contributed importantly to UN and other international peacekeeping efforts, including the NATO-led peacekeeping forces in the Balkans.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2880.htm   (3662 words)

  
 Sweden (09/03)
Sweden is divided into 21 counties and 289 municipalities.
The government, however, decided for largely domestic political reasons that Sweden would not enter into the EMU from its start on January 1, 1999, but would keep its options open for entry at a later date.
However with high and accelerating inflation at this time, it became evident that such low rates were not sustainable, and in the severe crisis in the early 1990s the unemployment rate increased to more than 8%.
www.state.gov /outofdate/bgn/s/33654.htm   (3427 words)

  
 Top20Sweden.com - Your Top20 Guide to Sweden!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In the 17th and 18th centuries Sweden extended its territory through warfare and became a Great Power, twice its current size – which extended territory it subsequently lost within a century.
Sweden was one of the poorest countries in Europe in the 19th century, shaped by heavy alcohol consumption
Sweden has a two step progresive tax scale with a municupal income tax of about 30% and a high income state tax of about 50% that kicks in when you earn more than about 500 000 SEK.
www.top20sweden.com   (4046 words)

  
 Sweden Visa Application - Tourist Visas, Business Visas, Expedited Visas - Sweden Page
A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war in almost two centuries.
Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system interlarded with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment, rising maintenance costs, and a declining position in world markets.
Indecision over the country's role in the political and economic integration of Europe delayed Sweden's entry into the EU until 1995, and waived the introduction of the euro in 1999.
www.travisa.com /Sweden   (760 words)

  
 Legless in perpetuum » Blog Archive » national day in sweden
The National Day of Sweden is celebrated on June 6 every year.
The day was made into a national day by the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) in 1983, and was before that just known as Day of the Swedish flag.
The tradition of celebrating the day began in the 1920s, in reverence of the crowning of King Gustav I of Sweden (Vasa) of Sweden in 1523, considered the foundation of modern Sweden.
www.observationdeck.org /lip/?p=286   (256 words)

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