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Drinking straight from the tap is the norm in Sweden. The water is clean and fresh, so you can save both money and the environment by not buying bottled water.
General everyday fashion in Sweden is simple, relaxed and casual. This same concept has seamlessly seeped its way into more formal business settings.
Unless your colleague is meeting foreign clients or attending a high stakes board meeting, chances are they are wearing jeans and a long-sleeved shirt.
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When the Soviet Union attacked Finland in November , many Swedes favored some sort of involvement in the conflict, both on a humanitarian and on a military basis.
Despite several pleas from the Finnish government, the Swedish government declined to engage militarily with the Red Army as it advanced during the Winter War.
However, Sweden declared itself "non-belligerent" rather than neutral during the conflict and as many as 8, Swedes voluntarily went to Finland to fight.
The Swedish government and public also sent food, clothing, medicine, weapons and ammunition to aid the Finns during this conflict. This military aid included: In addition, Sweden received some 70, Finnish children who were sent to Sweden to find safety during the s.
German industry was heavily dependent on Swedish iron ore. The Allies had intended to use the Soviet attack on Finland in November as cover for seizing the important Swedish iron ore deposits in the north, in addition to the Norwegian harbours through which this ore was shipped to Germany.
The plan was to get Norwegian and Swedish permission to send an expeditionary force to Finland across northern Norway and Sweden, ostensibly to help the Finns.
In this way, an unsuspecting Norway and Sweden would be presented with a fait accompli. Realizing this danger, however, and the consequent possibility of Allied or German occupation and of the war being waged on their territory, both the Swedes and the Norwegians refused to allow this proposal.
Meanwhile, the Germans, having suspected an Allied threat, were making their own plans for an invasion of Norway in order to protect their strategic supply lines.
The Altmark Incident of 16 February convinced Hitler that the Allies would not respect Norwegian neutrality, so he ordered plans for an invasion.
Scandinavian reluctance to allow Allied troops onto their territory had halted the original Allied plan for using aid to Finland as a pretext for moving in troops, but on March 12, , the Allies decided to try a "semi-peaceful" invasion nonetheless.
Troops were to be landed in Norway, and proceed into Sweden to capture the Swedish iron ore mines. However, if serious military resistance was encountered, they were not to press the issue.
However, Finland sued for peace on March 12, so this plan had to be abandoned as well. The Germans were partly aware of these Allied intentions, as they had intercepted radio traffic showing that Allied transport groups were being readied.
A few days later, they also intercepted messages confirming that the Allies had abandoned their plan and were to redeploy their forces.
German plans for an invasion of Norway continued, since Hitler feared that the Allies were nonetheless intent upon launching their own invasion.
Hitler was correct about Allied intentions. Operation Wilfred was to take place on April 5 it was in fact delayed until April 8 when Norwegian territorial waters were to be mined, violating Norwegian neutrality.
This would force the ships carrying ore to Germany to travel outside the protection of Norwegian territorial waters and thus become legitimate targets for the Royal Navy.
It was hoped that this would provoke a German military reaction. As soon as the Germans reacted, under "Plan R 4", 18, Allied troops were to land in Narvik , closing the rail link to Sweden.
Other cities that the Allies hoped to capture were Trondheim and Bergen. The first ship carrying Allied troops was to start its journey a few hours after the mine-laying.
This move had several far-reaching consequences for Sweden. Sweden was in effect cut off from trade with the western world and therefore more dependent on German goodwill, ultimately leading to permittenttrafik.
When Germany invaded both Denmark and Norway on April 9, , the , Swedish soldiers who had been deployed along the Finnish border in northern Sweden were in the process of being demobilized, owing to the end of the Winter War there.
Before the outbreak of hostilities, Sweden had had no plans for defending Norway or any defense strategy against a German invasion from the direction of Norway.
Moreover, an agreement from the Dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden in stated that no fortification was allowed along this border.
However, Sweden re-organized its system of mobilization to allow for personal order by letter to be made possible as an alternative to official proclamation, so that , men were able to be raised in a few weeks.
This was called "The Organization" and was barely different from a full mobilization when completed. Sweden also started to build fortifications at the Norwegian border and along the coast of Scania.
During its invasion of Norway, Germany demanded access to the Swedish telephone and telegraph lines between Germany and Norway. Sweden allowed this, but tapped the lines.
However, the success of the German campaign against France and the occupation of the Low Countries led to a British troop re-deployment and by June 8, , British troops had been evacuated from Norway.
These trains ostensibly transported medical personnel and food for the wounded German soldiers in Narvik.
However, in reality there were 17 soldiers for every medical officer or orderly. Sweden knew that the trains were being used to transport troops because a Swedish representative in Berlin reported that he had watched them board.
The trains also transported heavy artillery, anti-aircraft guns, ammunition and communications and supply equipment. At the start of the German invasion of the Soviet Union in the early summer of , codenamed Operation Barbarossa , the Germans asked Sweden to allow the transportation of armed German troops, the rd Infantry Division , commanded by General Erwin Engelbrecht , along with all its military equipment, through Swedish territory by train from Norway to the eastern front in Finland.
The Swedish government granted this permission. In Sweden, the political deliberations surrounding this are known as the "Midsummer Crisis"; however, according to research by Carl-Gustaf Scott there never was a "crisis", he argues that "the crisis was created in historical hindsight in order to protect the political legacy of the Social Democratic Party and its leader Per Albin Hansson.
From late and into , Germany began to meet with a series of military reverses after its losses at the Second Battle of El Alamein , the Battle of Stalingrad and elsewhere.
Germany was forced into a more defensive position as the Allied forces achieved success on the battlefield. It was becoming increasingly apparent to Sweden that Germany was unlikely to win the war.
After August and September , however, Sweden was increasingly able to resist German demands and to soften its stance to Allied pressure.
They pushed for Sweden to abandon its trade with Germany and to stop all German troop movements over Swedish soil.
During the war, more than 50, Norwegians fled to Sweden. From the summer of onwards, the military training of Norwegian troops was carried out in Sweden, in cooperation with the Swedish government and the Norwegian government-in-exile in London.
To prevent protests from Nazi Germany , this training was ostensibly for the Norwegian police. From the start, the recruits only had light infantry weapons, but later they were able to train with artillery.
In all, around 15, men were trained and organized into ten battalions and at the end of the war, eight of these battalions, about 13, men, were ready for action.
They entered Norway on May 8, The number of Danish refugees had been much lower than the 50, Norwegians, but a brigade of about 3, Danish men was also trained and they were transferred to Denmark on May 5, It was supposed to crash in the sea outside Bornholm in occupied Denmark.
A captured German prisoner later explained to the British that the controller was an expert at steering glider bombs from aircraft, but that the spectacle of a rocket launch had caused him to incorrectly operate the control lever in his astonishment.
On July 31, , experts at the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough in Hampshire, England, began an attempt to reconstruct the missile.
The American rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard examined those components as part of his work aiding the U. However, the Danes successfully ferried all but of the Jews across the straits between Copenhagen and the Swedish mainland, across waters that were patrolled by German Schnellboots , in an unprecedented rescue effort.
Once in Sweden, the Danish Jews were granted asylum and taken in by Swedish families. Many stayed in Sweden after the war.
A daily newspaper in Sweden, the Svenska Dagbladet said that Sweden did more to assist and save Jews than any other country.
Sweden won 3—1 after two goals from Kennet Andersson and one from Martin Dahlin. After Sweden had scored late in the second half, Romania managed to equalize in the dying minutes of the match, sending it into extra time.
But with five minutes left, Kennet Andersson scored with a header to make it level at 2—2. Sweden advanced to the semi-finals, where they were to face Brazil in Los Angeles.
In the third-place match, Sweden played against a Bulgaria side that had lost to Italy in their semi-final match in New York City. Sweden scored 4 goals in the first half, but the second half went goal-less.
Sweden finished 3rd and won the bronze medal, the best placing for the national team in a World Cup since the silver medal. After the World Cup in , Sweden had difficulty reaching up to the same level.
The national team was knocked out in qualifying for the European Championships in England and the World Cup in France in The qualification for the Euro 96 had started with a win for Sweden 1—0 away against Iceland in September , but then lost against Switzerland away from home.
In November , Tomas Brolin broke his foot in a win against Hungary. In the spring of continued failure in the European Championship qualifiers.
Sweden lost the away games against Turkey and played 1—1 draw at home to Iceland. When Sweden drew 0—0 against Switzerland in Gothenburg in September , it was clear that the team would miss the European Championship finals.
The qualifying game for the France 98 was not better. In October , Austria won 1—0 in Stockholm and the month after the Swedes lost against Scotland on away ground.
Sweden qualified impressively for this tournament, winning all games except the away game against England 0—0 and conceding only one goal. The finals however, were a great disappointment.
Sweden lost their opening game against the host Belgium 1—2. Then Sweden played 0—0 against Turkey and lost 2—1 to Italy. Sweden finished the group last behind Belgium with only 1 point.
Italy finished first and Turkey second. The first match was against England. Sol Campbell gave England the lead in the first half by heading in a left-side corner from David Beckham.
The equalizing goal was scored by midfielder Niclas Alexandersson , a powerful left-foot shot from outside the box past David Seaman.
The match ended 1—1. In the next game, Sweden played Nigeria. Julius Aghahowa gave Nigeria the lead by heading in a cross from the right.
Sweden managed to equalize with a fine goal by Henrik Larsson. Later in the game, Larsson was fouled in the penalty area and Sweden were awarded with a penalty which Larsson himself put in the goal.
In the final group match, Sweden played Argentina, who needed to win after losing 0—1 to England in the previous game. Sweden midfielder Anders Svensson scored a freekick goal from 30 meters.
Andreas Andersson had a shot off the crossbar and out in an attempt to extend the lead. Mattias Jonson committed a foul in the penalty area and Argentina was awarded a penalty.
The goal was controversial because Crespo began running into the box at the same time as Ortega stepped up to shoot.
However, the match ended 1—1 and Sweden won the group, England on second place, Argentina third and Nigeria last.
In the round of 16, Sweden played Senegal. Henrik Larsson gave Sweden an early lead by heading in a corner from Anders Svensson. Senegal equalized through Henri Camara.
They also had a goal disallowed for offside. The game came to sudden death golden goal. Then Svensson made a great spin past a defender and hit the post with a powerful shot, which Sylva would have had no chance of saving, had it gone inside the posts.
Camara then took a weak shot which went past Hedman, off the post and into the goal. Consequently, Sweden were eliminated.
Sweden came into the tournament in Portugal with low expectations. But after a dazzling 5—0 win against Bulgaria they became one of the favorites. Henrik Larsson scored 2—0 and 3—0 in the second half.
His first goal was done by a nice header after that he received a perfectly taken crossball by Erik Edman. In the next game they were set up against Italy , who would prove themselves as a very hard opponent.
After 36 minutes Antonio Cassano scored the first goal of the game for Italy after a cross by Christian Panucci.
A great game by Swedish goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson made Sweden survive the rest of the game and after 84 minutes Sweden finally managed to score a goal.
It was said before the game that if Sweden and Denmark played 2—2, Italy would be eliminated from the tournament. This is exactly what happened.
Denmark led the game by 2—1 for a long time. But at the end of the game, Mattias Jonson scored the equalizer after numerous rebounds.
Italy was eliminated and both Denmark and Sweden was qualified for the quarter-finals. In the quarter-finals, Sweden had to face Holland.
The game became goalless after full-time, but not without a lot of chances. The closest Sweden came to scoring was through Fredrik Ljungberg but he hit the post with a well taken shot.
But the game ended goalless in normal time and went to a penalty shootout. Sweden was eliminated and Holland was through to the next round.
Sweden competed in Group B at the World Cup. Their squad for the tournament featured players who played club football in eleven different nations.
Sweden started the World Cup slowly, recording a goal-less draw against unheralded Trinidad and Tobago , despite playing with a one-man advantage for most of the game.
The second game, against Paraguay , looked to be another goal-less draw until Fredrik Ljungberg scored in the 89th minute to give Sweden a 1—0 victory.
Sweden finished second in Group F behind Spain , thus qualifying for the finals. Their next game was against Spain, who they played in qualifying. The game looked like a draw until a 92nd-minute strike from David Villa , which put the Spaniards ahead.
In the final group match, the Swedes went on to lose 2—0 to the Russians, eliminating them from the tournament. In the first game in Tirana , they were only able to tie 0—0 with an Albanian side that they were expected to defeat easily.
They would go on to tie with Portugal twice, both in Stockholm and in Porto. Both games ended 0—0. Sweden would lose to Denmark on home ground with an early strike from Thomas Kahlenberg after a defensive mistake.
Sweden had defeated Denmark, 3—0, 2 years earlier. Sweden recovered with a 4—0 hammering of Malta. Against Hungary and Malta, both of the winning goals for Sweden were scored late.
Meanwhile, Portugal defeated Hungary, 3—0, putting the Portuguese team ahead in the standings. After the battle against Moldova Sweden beat their neighbor Finland with 5—0.
The Swedish team then proceeded to beat Finland with 2—1 and in the final game beat the Netherlands with 3—2 to end their streak of 17 consecutive qualification-game wins.
In their Euro opening match Sweden lost against host nation Ukraine with 2—1. A notable result during group play was their match in Germany on 16 October where they fought back from 4—0 down with 30 minutes remaining to draw the game 4—4 at the Olympiastadion , and was widely regarded as one of the most memorable comebacks in the history.
Using the October FIFA World Rankings , Sweden was ranked 25th overall and would face one of the four highest ranked teams in the second round of qualification.
They were drawn to face Portugal , the team that beat Sweden for a qualification spot in the World Cup qualifiers. After a 1—0 loss in Lisbon and a 3—2 loss in Solna , Portugal won 4—2 on aggregate and Sweden once again failed to qualify for the World Cup.
This caused Sweden to move down to third place in their group, just one point above fourth-placed Montenegro. Sweden then bounced back to win their final two group games against Liechtenstein and Moldova with the scoreline being 2—0 on both occasions.
They finished their group in third position behind Austria and Russia and qualified for the playoffs.
They were, however, eliminated from the group stage, losing to Italy and Belgium, drawing with the Republic of Ireland and scoring no goals of their own their only goal was an own goal by Ciaran Clark.
The team scored six wins, a draw and three losses. As a result, they tied with the Netherlands in points, and claimed second place on goal difference.
On 13 November , Sweden qualified for the World Cup after a 0—0 draw away to Italy at the San Siro during the second leg of their qualification play-off match.
As Sweden had won the first match 1—0, this resulted in a Swedish win on aggregate, making their return to the World Cup for the first time in 12 years.
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