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Sweden Introduction 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















Sweden Introduction 2011
SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2011

Background:
A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both World Wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system interlarded with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.


NOTE: The information regarding Sweden on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Sweden Introduction 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sweden Introduction 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.






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