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  1. 1. Jonathan Ward
  2. 2.  Official Name: Kingdom of Sweden Population: 9,480,205 Official Religion: Lutheran Life expectancy: 78.59 years for men, 83.26 years for women
  3. 3.  Power proceeds from the people Parliament called the Riksdag Riksdag has 349 members Elections held every four years Must be 18 to vote Unicameral Currently 8 parties in the Riksdag: (Moderate Party, the Christian Democrats, the Liberal Party, the Center Party , the Green Party, the Social Democratic Party, the Sweden Democrats and the Left Party.
  4. 4.  1632 leader Gustavus Adolphus killed Left sweden in a troubled state that led to almost a century of war Result of this is Sweden being neutral in European conflicts Also neutral in both World Wars
  5. 5.  Turned down entry into euro system in 2003 Timber, hydropower, and iron ore base of economy on foreign trade Recession in 2008-2009, strong rebound in 2010 and onward
  6. 6.  Räkor (shrimp): variety of shrimp, pandalus borealis, cooked on their shells on the boats. Varmrökt lax (smoked salmon): slow smoked over alder wood until skin is golden color with moist, pink meat under.
  7. 7.  Capital of Sweden More than one-fifth of Sweden’s population 850,000 residents Home to half the country’s population growth
  8. 8.  Boasts one of the most famous film industries Ingrid Bergman, who starred in the 1942 film “Casablanca”, is from Sweden. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vThuwa5RZU She won Academy Awards for best actress in “Gaslight” and “Anatasia” Alfred Nobel, a Swedish man, invented dynamite and founded the “Nobel Prize”
  9. 9.  “Less is more” Practical approaches to clothing Denim popular in Sweden Secondhand Market for fashion is on the increase
  10. 10.  http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2880.htm http://www.sweden.se/eng/Home/Society/Government-politics/Facts/Swedish-System- of-Government/ https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sw.html http://international.stockholm.se/Press-and-media/Stockholm-facts/General-facts- and-numbers/Population/ http://www.europe-cities.com/en/658/sweden/history/famous-people/ http://www.sweden.se/eng/Home/Lifestyle/Fashion-design/ http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c2/Gustavus_Adolphus_at_t he_Battle_at_Breitenfeld.jpg/225px-Gustavus_Adolphus_at_the_Battle_at_Breitenfeld.jpg