Kingdom of Sweden

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Kingdom of Sweden
Konungariket Sverige
Flag of Sweden
Coat of arms of Sweden
Coat of arms
Anthem: Du gamla, Du fria
(English: Thou ancient, Thou free)

Royal anthemKungssången
(English: Song of the King)
Location of Sweden
and largest city
Official languagesSwedish
Recognized languagesFinnish
61.4% Christianity
-55.2% Church of Sweden
-6.2% Other Christian
36.0% No religion
2.3% Islam
0.3% Others
Dominant mode of productionCapitalism
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary monarchy
• Monarch
Carl XVI Gustav
• Prime Minister
Ulf Kristersson
• Riksdag Speaker
Andreas Norlén
• Total
447,425 km² (55th)
• 2022 estimate
10,481,937 (87th)
• Density
25 km² (198th)
GDP (PPP)2022 estimate
• Total
Increase $684.45 billion (39th)
• Per capita
Increase $63,877 (17th)
GDP (nominal)2022 estimate
• Total
Increase $603.92 billion (25th)
• Per capita
Increase $56,361 (12th)
Gini (2021)Positive decrease 26.8 (low)
HDI (2021)Increase 0.947 (very high 7th)
CurrencySwedish krona (SEK)
Date formatyyyy-mm-dd
Driving sideright
Calling code+46
ISO 3166 codeSE

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a social democratic Nordic country in Northern Europe in Scandinavia bordered by Norway and Finland, as well as having a long coast on the Baltic Sea. It is an imperialist country with membership of the European Union and NATO. The Swedish government relies on neo-Nazis (the "Sweden Democrats") to remain in power.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Kalmar Union[edit | edit source]

See main article: Kalmar Union (1397–1523)

Swedish Empire[edit | edit source]

From 1719 to 1772, the Riksdag (Parliament) ruled without interference from the king.[2]

United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway[edit | edit source]

See main article: United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway (1814–1905)

Modern Sweden[edit | edit source]

Prime Minister Olof Palme, who was critical of imperialism and supported anti-colonial movements, was assassinated in 1986.[3]

Politics[edit | edit source]

The far-right Sweden Democrats party won 5.7% of the vote and 20 seats in the 2010 elections. They ran on a xenophobic, Islamophobic, and anti-immigration platform.[4] In 2022, they became the second-largest party in the country and received 20% of the vote. Former party secretary Björn Söder said he wanted to exclude Jews, Muslims, and indigenous people.[5]

Other parties include the Social Democratic Party (30.3%), the non-fascist right-wing Moderate Party (19.1%), the Liberals, and the Christian Democrats.[6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Peter Schwarz (2022-12-19). "Germany’s Reichsbürger terrorist network and the fight against fascism" WSWS. Archived from the original on 2022-12-20. Retrieved 2022-12-20.
  2. Domenico Losurdo (2011). Liberalism: A Counter-History: 'Crisis of the English and American Models' (p. 131). [PDF] Verso. ISBN 9781844676934 [LG]
  3. Raul Diego (2020-07-14). "Gladio Links Remain Unsolved as Sweden Identifies New Olof Palme Assassin" MintPress News. Archived from the original on 2022-01-17. Retrieved 2022-12-21.
  4. Nicholas A. (2010-10-12). "Thousands protest election of far-right party in Sweden" Liberation News. Archived from the original on 2019-07-14. Retrieved 2022-12-21.
  5. Chris Giddings (2022-09-18). "Far right makes gains in Swedish elections" Red Flag. Archived from the original on 2022-10-26. Retrieved 2022-12-21.
  6. NPA Antifascist Commission (2024-05-19). "The resistible rise of the far right in Europe" International Viewpoint. Archived from the original on 2024-05-29.