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HistoryPiece of Sweden

How cool is this? Yes, Sweden rebuilt the wooden ship the Götheborg, using the same methodology at the time the original ship was built in .  It took 20 years until finally she was launched on her maiden voyage on Sweden’s National Day in 2003. It is now the largest wooden

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History

We’ll never know if there were any native Swedes among the crews of Vikings that were the first Europeans to set foot in the Americas, but later waves of Swedish migrants arriving in North America aboard the famous liners of the Cunard Line were among the main settlers of the

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foodHistoryPiece of Sweden

Hell on earth, falukorv and little red cottages Ever travelled through the Swedish countryside? Or at least seen it on TV? Did you notice that the majority of all buildings – homes, barns, boathouses, every shed – are red? Red cottages with white corners and other white trimmings are as

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History

SwedishFreak’s condensed Swedish history continues today with the sixth and final episode. The internationally most noticed incidents during the last 40 years in Sweden is undoubtedly the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme, and the murder of Anna Lindh, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Officially, both incidents are explained as impulsive,

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Semla
History

Make A King From A Republican And End War Forever! SwedishFreak’s condensed Swedish history continues today with the fourth episode; all and all there will be six episodes. During the 18th century, remarkable things happened in the royal court: one king was killed by a pastry, another was shot at

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foodHistory

Horsing around During the last few weeks, there have been findings of horsemeat in frozen food, labeled beef, in many European countries. This has upset a lot of people, created large headlines, and forced producers to withdraw large quantities of frozen and canned food, such as meatballs, sausages, meat pies,

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History

SwedishFreak’s condensed Swedish history continues today with the third episode; all and all there will be six episodes. With the beginning of the16th century, a new king ascended to the throne, founded the world’s longest cross-country ski race, defeated the Danes and dissolved the union with Denmark. In the next

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History

Bloodshed, Intrigues And Oppression SwedishFreak’s condensed Swedish history continues today with the second of six episodes. This is medieval times between the 11th and 15th centuries, when a number of small kingdoms were united to form Sweden. Christianity arrived: there is the king who is hailed as a saint for

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History

Amazing Swedish History Swedish history is full of amazing stories. There’s the king who was killed by a pastry, the man who neutered horses with his teeth, the king who berated Adolf Hitler in his office,… Over the next few weeks, SwedishFreak will tell you everything you need to know

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