Five political crises in Sweden’s history and how they were resolved
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Five political crises in Sweden’s history and how they were resolved

Sweden's political landscape has changed significantly in recent years, leading to a situation where for the first time a sitting PM has been toppled in a no-confidence vote. But it's not the first time the country has experienced political turmoil, so we look back at previous crises, what caused them and how Sweden got through them.

Why is Sweden called Sweden? The Local answers Google’s questions

Why is Sweden called Sweden? The Local answers Google’s questions

Why doesn’t Sweden have any decent village pubs?
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Why doesn’t Sweden have any decent village pubs?

Sweden’s anti-commercial music movement that took on politics and Eurovision
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Sweden’s anti-commercial music movement that took on politics and Eurovision

Did you know? The Scandinavians never spoke of themselves as Vikings

Did you know? The Scandinavians never spoke of themselves as Vikings

How a Viking king inspired one of our best-known modern technologies

How a Viking king inspired one of our best-known modern technologies

VIDEO: Meet the archaeologists protecting Sweden’s historic shipwrecks from looters

VIDEO: Meet the archaeologists protecting Sweden’s historic shipwrecks from looters

Sweden: the world’s most equal country?

Sweden: the world’s most equal country?

How a tip-off revealed Holocaust horrors to Swedish diplomat

How a tip-off revealed Holocaust horrors to Swedish diplomat

Tyrant or reformer? The Danish king behind the ‘Stockholm Bloodbath’

Tyrant or reformer? The Danish king behind the ‘Stockholm Bloodbath’

What unites and divides the Nordic countries?

What unites and divides the Nordic countries?

Swedish archaeologists uncover remains of 8,400-year-old dog

Swedish archaeologists uncover remains of 8,400-year-old dog

INTERVIEW: Sweden’s anti-racism protests aren’t just about what’s happening in other countries

INTERVIEW: Sweden’s anti-racism protests aren’t just about what’s happening in other countries

The little-known role Sweden played in the colonial slave trade

The little-known role Sweden played in the colonial slave trade

How did Sweden tackle the Spanish flu a century ago?
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How did Sweden tackle the Spanish flu a century ago?

Watch: Who were the 1.3 million Swedes who once emigrated to the US?

Watch: Who were the 1.3 million Swedes who once emigrated to the US?

Analysis: How neutral was Sweden really in World War Two?
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Analysis: How neutral was Sweden really in World War Two?

In Pictures: Stockholm’s iconic Vasa warship up close

In Pictures: Stockholm’s iconic Vasa warship up close

80-year-old gets finders’ fee decades after pulling ancient sword from Swedish lake

80-year-old gets finders’ fee decades after pulling ancient sword from Swedish lake

Did Vikings erect this runestone in fear of another climate crisis?

Did Vikings erect this runestone in fear of another climate crisis?

#AdventCalendar: The story behind Sweden’s most bizarre piece of taxidermy
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#AdventCalendar: The story behind Sweden’s most bizarre piece of taxidermy

Is this wreck the missing sister ship of Sweden’s most iconic warship?

Is this wreck the missing sister ship of Sweden’s most iconic warship?

Members’ quiz: How well do you know Swedish history?
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Members’ quiz: How well do you know Swedish history?

Two rare burial ships uncovered in Sweden

Two rare burial ships uncovered in Sweden

How women’s rights became human rights in Sweden
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How women’s rights became human rights in Sweden

The ships that carried Swedish emigrants to North America
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The ships that carried Swedish emigrants to North America

The unusual way Sweden once solved its housing crisis and boosted living conditions
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The unusual way Sweden once solved its housing crisis and boosted living conditions

The controversy that brought US-Swedish relations to the brink
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The controversy that brought US-Swedish relations to the brink

The year Sweden organized the Olympics and defied expectations
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The year Sweden organized the Olympics and defied expectations

The Swedish expedition that rescued thousands from Nazi concentration camps
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The Swedish expedition that rescued thousands from Nazi concentration camps

Could this fire-ravaged Stockholm church offer hope to Notre-Dame?

Could this fire-ravaged Stockholm church offer hope to Notre-Dame?

The day a naked Swedish footballer caused an unexpected scandal
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The day a naked Swedish footballer caused an unexpected scandal

The day Sweden’s trolls and fairies wept

The day Sweden’s trolls and fairies wept

Eight books that tell hidden stories from Sweden’s history

Eight books that tell hidden stories from Sweden’s history

The Swedish farm girl who smashed records and gender barriers
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The Swedish farm girl who smashed records and gender barriers

The scandal that made Charles Lindbergh’s grandfather flee Sweden
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The scandal that made Charles Lindbergh’s grandfather flee Sweden

The tree that was there when Sweden changed for good

The tree that was there when Sweden changed for good

German WW2 pension payments going to former Waffen-SS members in Sweden

German WW2 pension payments going to former Waffen-SS members in Sweden

The Swedish beach that was the Ibiza of the early 1900s
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The Swedish beach that was the Ibiza of the early 1900s

The history behind Sweden’s town and city names
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The history behind Sweden’s town and city names

Fifteen in Sweden receive German WW2 pension

Fifteen in Sweden receive German WW2 pension

The celebrity wedding that rocked the world in 1960
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The celebrity wedding that rocked the world in 1960

The day Stockholm was bombed by the Soviet Union
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The day Stockholm was bombed by the Soviet Union

Why Sweden marks Sami National Day today

Why Sweden marks Sami National Day today

How Stockholm is restoring dignity to the neglected graves of 100 Holocaust victims

How Stockholm is restoring dignity to the neglected graves of 100 Holocaust victims

Skeleton found in basement may be from a Swedish war 400 years ago

Skeleton found in basement may be from a Swedish war 400 years ago

Twenty images that show Malmö through the ages
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Twenty images that show Malmö through the ages

Ancient strain of plague found in Sweden – and it could rewrite history

Ancient strain of plague found in Sweden – and it could rewrite history

#SwedishChristmas: The foreign traditions embedded in Swedish Christmas
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#SwedishChristmas: The foreign traditions embedded in Swedish Christmas

#SwedishChristmas: A Christmas candy with an unfortunate name
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#SwedishChristmas: A Christmas candy with an unfortunate name

Hundreds of 17th century cannonballs unearthed in Stockholm

Hundreds of 17th century cannonballs unearthed in Stockholm

Swedish fisherman finds centuries-old human jawbone

Swedish fisherman finds centuries-old human jawbone

#SwedishChristmas: Julmust, the festive drink that outsells Coca-Cola every winter
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#SwedishChristmas: Julmust, the festive drink that outsells Coca-Cola every winter

#SwedishChristmas: How a folklore tomte became Sweden’s Santa
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#SwedishChristmas: How a folklore tomte became Sweden’s Santa

Gigantic prehistoric reptile discovered by Swedish researchers

Gigantic prehistoric reptile discovered by Swedish researchers

The people and stories behind some of Sweden’s common street names
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The people and stories behind some of Sweden’s common street names

The story of the biggest fire disaster in Swedish history

The story of the biggest fire disaster in Swedish history

Ten historic pictures that show life in Sweden in the early 1900s

Ten historic pictures that show life in Sweden in the early 1900s

Archaeologists find medieval ship and German ceramics in Enköping

Archaeologists find medieval ship and German ceramics in Enköping

Swedish 10-year-olds find 17th century coin in sandpit

Swedish 10-year-olds find 17th century coin in sandpit

‘Very rare’ runestone found in Sweden

‘Very rare’ runestone found in Sweden

Sword finder Saga hailed as ‘new ruler of the earth’

Sword finder Saga hailed as ‘new ruler of the earth’

Eight-year-old Swedish-American girl pulls pre-Viking era sword from lake

Eight-year-old Swedish-American girl pulls pre-Viking era sword from lake

Archaeologists find medieval seal on Swedish island

Archaeologists find medieval seal on Swedish island

Unique medieval Venetian coin found in abandoned Swedish port

Unique medieval Venetian coin found in abandoned Swedish port

How Swedish women won the right to vote
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How Swedish women won the right to vote

How Sweden tried to see off McDonald’s with a state-owned burger chain

How Sweden tried to see off McDonald’s with a state-owned burger chain

Five spectacular World Heritage Sites within reach of Stockholm
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Five spectacular World Heritage Sites within reach of Stockholm

‘Folkhemmet’ – how a revolutionary political idea changed Sweden for good
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‘Folkhemmet’ – how a revolutionary political idea changed Sweden for good

Once upon a time, when coffee was illegal in Sweden… say what now?
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Once upon a time, when coffee was illegal in Sweden… say what now?

Why Swedish-American culture can help build bridges for new immigrants
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Why Swedish-American culture can help build bridges for new immigrants

How to be a Viking in Stockholm: Where to go and what to do

How to be a Viking in Stockholm: Where to go and what to do

The immigrants you’ve probably never heard of who made Swedish history
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The immigrants you’ve probably never heard of who made Swedish history

‘Think like a vagabond’: Tales from the world’s northernmost pilgrimage

‘Think like a vagabond’: Tales from the world’s northernmost pilgrimage

IN PICTURES: Ten historic images of Swedes on vacation over the years

IN PICTURES: Ten historic images of Swedes on vacation over the years

How Sweden got some of the most liberal abortion laws in the world
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How Sweden got some of the most liberal abortion laws in the world

Ten historic pictures that show what life was like in Stockholm decades ago

Ten historic pictures that show what life was like in Stockholm decades ago

The story behind this ominous viral Stockholm image

The story behind this ominous viral Stockholm image

Ancient onion reveals Roman links with ‘Sweden’s Pompeii’

Ancient onion reveals Roman links with ‘Sweden’s Pompeii’

Sweden pays millions for 450-year-old account of infamous ‘Stockholm Bloodbath’ massacre

Sweden pays millions for 450-year-old account of infamous ‘Stockholm Bloodbath’ massacre

New online database raises visibility of vital women role models in Swedish history

New online database raises visibility of vital women role models in Swedish history

Who are those people on your Swedish banknotes?
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Who are those people on your Swedish banknotes?

Why were these 8,000-year-old Swedish skulls mounted on stakes?

Why were these 8,000-year-old Swedish skulls mounted on stakes?

Divers find two centuries-old shipwrecks in the Baltic Sea

Divers find two centuries-old shipwrecks in the Baltic Sea

Five of Sweden’s most impressive castles

Five of Sweden’s most impressive castles

Who were the first Scandinavians? Ancient DNA sheds light on mysterious origins

Who were the first Scandinavians? Ancient DNA sheds light on mysterious origins

Swedish research reveals why most mammoth fossils are male

Swedish research reveals why most mammoth fossils are male

Here’s what Sweden’s banknotes looked like 100 years ago

Here’s what Sweden’s banknotes looked like 100 years ago

A 4.5 billion-year-old Swedish meteorite is going up for auction

A 4.5 billion-year-old Swedish meteorite is going up for auction

Swedish university launches digital archive of Nazi concentration camp survivor testimonies

Swedish university launches digital archive of Nazi concentration camp survivor testimonies

Gold coin sheds new light on 5th-century Swedish island massacre

Gold coin sheds new light on 5th-century Swedish island massacre

Viking warrior found in Sweden was a woman, researchers confirm

Viking warrior found in Sweden was a woman, researchers confirm

Swedish King’s ‘forgotten’ 17th-century warship found in central Stockholm

Swedish King’s ‘forgotten’ 17th-century warship found in central Stockholm

In Pictures: This Swedish farmhouse has been standing since 1738

In Pictures: This Swedish farmhouse has been standing since 1738

Ten words you (maybe) didn’t know came from the Vikings

Ten words you (maybe) didn’t know came from the Vikings

In pictures: Get a sneak peek of Stockholm’s Viking museum

In pictures: Get a sneak peek of Stockholm’s Viking museum

Why a Swedish gift to Barcelona is still causing a fuss 90 years later

Why a Swedish gift to Barcelona is still causing a fuss 90 years later

‘A true story of love and espionage in WWII Sweden’

‘A true story of love and espionage in WWII Sweden’

The curious case of this Cold War map of Sweden found on a Soviet sub

The curious case of this Cold War map of Sweden found on a Soviet sub

Spectacular Viking manor discovered near Birka

Spectacular Viking manor discovered near Birka

Swedes and Brits unearth lost ancient city in Greece

Swedes and Brits unearth lost ancient city in Greece

Really old stinky cheese found on royal Swedish shipwreck

Really old stinky cheese found on royal Swedish shipwreck

Raoul Wallenberg: Celebrating a Holocaust hero

Raoul Wallenberg: Celebrating a Holocaust hero

Murder, myth and magic: where Sweden began
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Murder, myth and magic: where Sweden began

Where are the women in Sweden’s history books?

Where are the women in Sweden’s history books?

Swedish divers search mad king’s warship

Swedish divers search mad king’s warship

In Pictures: Walk through the history of Malmö with new app

In Pictures: Walk through the history of Malmö with new app

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Stockholm’s Old Town “300 years older”

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Historic church found in Uppsala

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Goetheborg III arrives in Stockholm

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Sweden to loan Devil’s Bible to Prague exhibition

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Swedish study proves dinosaurs ate grass

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Garbo letters stolen

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Sweden to reflect on eugenics past

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Ears were once for breathing – Swedish study

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Olof Palme: the controversy lives on

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George Bush is a Swede

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Sweden followed Nazi marriage laws

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Digitally digging for Stockholm graves

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Bocksten Man shows his face after 700 years

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Fifty years since Vasa discovery

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The Swedes who broadcast for the Nazis

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Viking treasure found on Gotland

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‘Gothenburg’s King’ remembered with cakes and statues

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17,000 Swedes found in Polish mass grave

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Graves hint at contact with Romans

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Secrets of Swedish witch hunt revealed

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New centre will dispel Viking myths

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Church tries to win return of stolen treasure from Spain

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Swede could be heir to English throne

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King cleared of sinking the Vasa

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‘Unique’ shipwreck found near Stockholm

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Swedish military loses wartime propaganda battle

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Archeologists return to scene of Swedish defeat

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More Viking treasure discovered on Gotland

Russian submarine found in Swedish waters

Russian submarine found in Swedish waters

Sweden’s old buildings ‘threatened’

Sweden’s old buildings ‘threatened’

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Gotland steps back in time

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Sunrise on the Swedish Empire

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Sweden ‘should hand back Danish war booty’

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Dogs search for Swedish mass graves

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Rain uncovers Viking treasure trove

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Sweden offers Czechs chance to view medieval manuscript

Medieval buildings found near Palace

Medieval buildings found near Palace

King to visit scene of ancestor’s revolutionary gesture

King to visit scene of ancestor’s revolutionary gesture

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Jenny Lind ‘scarecrow’ expected to fetch thousands

Ancient stone circle found in Skåne

Ancient stone circle found in Skåne

Sweden’s Karl XII could be exhumed

Sweden’s Karl XII could be exhumed

Academics slam state history agency

Academics slam state history agency

Making history: the Gulag, the Holocaust, and Sweden

Making history: the Gulag, the Holocaust, and Sweden

Nine-year-old boy finds buried treasure

Nine-year-old boy finds buried treasure

Swedish DNA tests confirm remains of Copernicus

Swedish DNA tests confirm remains of Copernicus

Finding your roots in Sweden

Finding your roots in Sweden

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Wallenberg suicide secrets emerge after three decades

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Swedish navy locates German WWII mines

Swedish king feted in Ukraine 300 years after landmark battle

Swedish king feted in Ukraine 300 years after landmark battle

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Norrland church thief demands cash for stolen statue

How the French Revolution gave Sweden its royals

How the French Revolution gave Sweden its royals

A prince of the people?

A prince of the people?

Why Victoria’s gown will be more than just a dress

Why Victoria’s gown will be more than just a dress

Victoria ‘kidnapped’ for her hen party

Victoria ‘kidnapped’ for her hen party

Dismay after Victoria asks to be given away

Dismay after Victoria asks to be given away

Who’s who in the extended royal family

Who’s who in the extended royal family

Wedding prompts huge foreign media interest

Wedding prompts huge foreign media interest

King to lead princess to the altar: Royal Court

King to lead princess to the altar: Royal Court

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Swedes depart church in droves

Sweden’s popular Crown Princess

Sweden’s popular Crown Princess

Sweden pulls out the stops for royal wedding

Sweden pulls out the stops for royal wedding

Roxette star among wedding guests

Roxette star among wedding guests

Swedish king exhumed to solve grave mystery

Swedish king exhumed to solve grave mystery

New find reveals Swedes’ role in Ottoman sex-slave trade

New find reveals Swedes’ role in Ottoman sex-slave trade

Ancient tomb found at ‘Sweden’s Stonehenge’

Ancient tomb found at ‘Sweden’s Stonehenge’

Edwardian England on display in Stockholm

Edwardian England on display in Stockholm

Show lets Swedes eat their way through history

Show lets Swedes eat their way through history

Swedes to get Raoul Wallenberg memorial day

Swedes to get Raoul Wallenberg memorial day

Swede’s spring cleaning yields antique bombshell

Swede’s spring cleaning yields antique bombshell

Swedish historian lands prestigious Pulitzer prize

Swedish historian lands prestigious Pulitzer prize

‘Missing’ rune stone turns up near Stockholm

‘Missing’ rune stone turns up near Stockholm

The woman who introduced undercover journalism to Sweden
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The woman who introduced undercover journalism to Sweden