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Sweden Powerpoint

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Sweden Powerpoint

  1. 1. Exploring Sweden
  2. 2. Swedish Flag
  3. 4. Interesting Facts <ul><li>Capital: Stockholm </li></ul><ul><li>Population: Estimated 9,003,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Official Name: Konungariket Sverige (Kingdom of Sweden) </li></ul><ul><li>Official Language: Swedish </li></ul><ul><li>National Anthem: “Du Gamla, du fria, du fjallhoga nord” (Thou Ancient, Thou Free, Thou Mountain-Crowned North.” </li></ul><ul><li>National Holiday: Flag Day, June 6 </li></ul>
  4. 5. Government &International Relations <ul><li>Sweden is a constitutional monarchy. </li></ul><ul><li>The head of their government is the prime minister. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Government and International Relations cont. <ul><li>The highest in command is the King. </li></ul><ul><li>The largest political party is the Social Democracy party. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Resources <ul><li>Sweden's chief crops are grains, sugar beets, potatoes, meat, and milk, barley, oats, and wheat. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Resources cont. <ul><li>Sweden’s natural resources are timber, iron ore, and hydroelectric power. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Economy <ul><li>Sweden constructed an economy based on free enterprise, public ownership of utilities, exports, social welfare, and high taxes. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Economy cont. <ul><li>Sweden’s major trading partners are the European Union, the United States, and Norway </li></ul>
  10. 11. Religion and Spiritual Beliefs <ul><li>Sweden’s religion consists of 87% Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, and other. </li></ul><ul><li>Christianity was introduced in 829 but became fully established in the 12 th century. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Religion cont. <ul><li>The Wasa Dynasty slowly introduced Lutheran Christianity and in 1604 banned Catholicism. </li></ul><ul><li>Lutheranism was Sweden’s official religion from about 1540 to 2000. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Learning and Technology <ul><li>The Swedish government requires children from 7 to 16 years of age to attend school. </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary and high school education are free for Swedish children. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Family Life, Community, and Society
  14. 15. Arts and Crafts <ul><li>Sweden made it’s greatest contribution to the arts in the field of industrial design with harmonious textiles, furniture, glassware, and ceramics. </li></ul>
  15. 16. The Armed Forces <ul><li>Swedish men between the ages of 18 and 47 are required to serve from 7 to 15 months in the country’s armed forces. </li></ul><ul><li>The nation’s regular army, navy, and air forces have a total of about 55,000 members. </li></ul>
  16. 17. heather <ul><li>Heather WEri </li></ul>

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