Friday, November 17, 2006

The one thing my country doesn't have is: Sweden

The one thing Sweden doesn't have is… War? My god what a difficult question! Sweden has had peace since 1814, when Sweden and Norway signed the Convention of Moss after the Napoleonic wars. Sweden stayed neutral in both World Wars, for better or for worse. Someone call us wimps because we did not stand up against Hitler when he used our country to transport war materials to Norway during the second WW. Others call us strong because we stayed out of the wars and spared the inhabitants the suffering of war. Sweden did however help Finland during the Winter War (1939-40) against Soviet.

If I should be less serious… Sweden does not have palm trees, polar bears, malaria, coral reefs or a free alcohol market (alcoholic beverages can only be bought at the state-controlled company Systembolaget).

2 Comments:

Blogger Tomas said...

Wonderful. I like the country thst hasnt war.
Thats the atitude that all should respect and follow.

12:00 AM  
Blogger Aurora said...

Yes, we are very lucky in Sweden!

12:23 PM  

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