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What is peoples first thought about Sweden? [Prefer none-swedish people to answer]
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Posted 3/12/12
Well most thing i do hear is that swedish is most known for their hunger about sex and all is blond and have blue eyes.. Well things i come across by just discuss with others from diffrent parts of the world..
Sweden did figure in a scandal news in 1956 when sexual education and rights for single woman, do that judgemental image exist today? if so why?

I do want to hear peoples first thought and impression of sweden.. dont fear to insult or make me feel bad.. i just wonder as the thought have been there a long time.. Please exsplain yourself so i can understand you better.. and sorry for my bad grammar but do have in mind that i'm dysletic and this is my second language..

And please no snidy remarks state your statement or just ignore the thread.. rather see peoples thoughts and ideas then cocky teenagers playing keyboard warrior..

will try to answer you all if that is something you want.. ^^
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I have to say I know almost nothing about Sweden except for its geographical position and the historical reputation of political neutrality. I never got to work with any Swedes when I was in the service, but I know they're a NATO ally, and that's good enough for me.
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Your English is good (it's not my first language, either) so don't worry.

Now, back on topic. Let's see...When I hear Sweden, what comes to my mind is 3 kick ass bands such as Meshuggah, In Flames, and my personal favorite Soilwork. lml >.< lml
Thanks for the great heavy music from there!

Oh, and they have gorgeously hot women there. Hehe


Posted 3/12/12
ABBA.

Jk..that'd be really sad.
Posted 3/12/12
Swedish meatball.
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Posted 3/12/12

Acoleth wrote:

I have to say I know almost nothing about Sweden except for its geographical position and the historical reputation of political neutrality. I never got to work with any Swedes when I was in the service, but I know they're a NATO ally, and that's good enough for me.


I'm dissapointed at Sweden for joining NATO.
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Posted 3/12/12
Blonde girls.
Posted 3/12/12
what i heard about Sweden is that they like to finger men's penis hole
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IKEA, ABBA and Girl With the Dragon Tattoo are the first things that come to mind... however, I have done some research on Sweden (it's a place I wanted to visit last time I was in Europe, but never got to because of some volcanic eruption that grounded all flights to and from that area).

Some things I learned about Sweden:

1. It's an advanced liberal democracy. Probably one of the most advanced in world, therefore it has really good social services and very liberal social policies.

2. Sweden has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.

3. Very strong economy, smaller GDP compared to some of the "larger" nations, but has a very high per capita income and a very low income disparity.

4. It can get very cold (as with most counties that far up north), but has some beautiful natural scenery.

Overall I guess it's a really nice place to live. Love to be able to go visit there sometime.
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For me the first thing I think of is Scandinavia and The World (www.satwcomic.com) After that I think of awesome rally car drivers. Then IKEA. Then sauna.
Posted 3/12/12
I don't know that much about Sweden... The only thing I know about Swedens is that they're predominantly white and Swedish death metal
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Posted 3/12/12
The men....*sigh*
The men are extremely handsome. A lot of them are, anyway.

@Jarvic Yeaaahh, Scandinavia and the World!
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31 / M / NW England
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I'll admit, most of what I know of Sweden is parts of its military history.

Great commanders like King Gustav II Adolf, or Gustavus Adolphus Magnus as he's more commonly known. For such a sparsely populated nation (At the time), the amount of victories your country had around the time of the thirty years war is testament to the skill of its generals, and the quality of its troops and training. At one point you controlled large swathes of Eastern Europe, all up and down the southern edges of the Baltic, giving the Poles and The Rus more than their fair share of beatings
I'm not a supporter of war, but am instead a fan of military history, and I believe Sweden deserves far more historical respect than it's given.

I think these days your country has faded into a state of semi-obscurity, with news from your shores rarely making international headlines. But the way I see it, that can only be a good thing, as the things the rest of our countries are doing to make international headlines are rarely something I can be proud of, frankly. There's a lot to be said for being the quiet guy at the back who nobody hates!

I'm not entirely sure why people the world over rave about Scandinavian women being especially attractive. Virtually all of both Western and Eastern europe is full of genetic mongrels, and there's hardly a national 'look' for any of us, if you'll forgive the somewhat blunt phrasing. We've all moved all over at some point in the past couple of thousand years (Especially so in the British Isles, lot of old Scandinavian blood here as well).

I'm also pleased that you have retained your monarchy, unlike so many other European nations who cast theirs off without a second thought. In these times, more than ever, it can be good to have a national figurehead, even if their physical function is purely ceremonial and diplomatic, as many of us struggle with finding a sense of national identity, whilst being told to apologise for what our ancient forebears did to others.

All in all, I'm happy that Sweden's still going strong, and entirely happy to have you (And by extension, the rest of Scandinavia) as our neighbours across the little sea! Spending a few months travelling around Scandinavia remains one of my most desired holidays, and I fully intend to do just that in the next few years
Posted 3/12/12 , edited 3/12/12
Cheese.

I'm bad at telling ethnicities unless there's a clear difference like Chinese and black.
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24 / M / Sweden
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Posted 3/12/12
Just say meatballs, chocolate balls, mead, Vikings and coffee. Then you've pretty much summed us up.
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