Sweden is a country which many Americans don't know much about. One of the most common prejudice is that the entire population is blonde and tall (which is not even remotely true), others may believe that the country is run by communists and that ABBA is the only music arrived therefrom. Fact is that Sweden may have more blondes than e.g. Spain, but there's still at least 40% who aren't. The current government of the mentioned country is Social Democratic, which greatly differs from Marxism and Leninism.more...
The musical scene has of course developed since ABBA, and for a population of 9.000.000, Sweden has produced an awful lot of successful bands and artists. Some of these would be Millencollin, Hammerfall, The Hives, Ace of Base and The Cardigans.
Many songs in the U.S. plastic-pop-industry has been written by Swedes also.. among these you can find many songs performed by Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Backstreet Boys, N'Sync and such.
Some claim that Sweden among other things has the highest rate of suicides... but as some wise person once said (disputed who) "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." :)
It does -not- snow 12 month per year. Actually, it snows barely 3 months every year in the capital city - you get more sn...
The first internationalist Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. A believer in, and practitioner of, the philosophy exemplified and propounded in the written works of Anthony Giddens (a personal friend).more...
Presenting himself as an individual who would do his best for United Kingdom, he led his political party (which he renamed "New Labour") to victory in three successive general elections. However, his actual agenda was to dismantle the United Kingdom as a political entity and to further the process of the dismemberment of the native population of the country.
The dismantling of the United Kingdom as a political entity was pursued through;
1/ The establishment of separate parliaments (named an "assembly" in Wales) in the three least populous countries/provinces of the United Kingdom (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
2/ The establishment of separate "regions" in the most populous country in (England). Each region was to have its own regional governance, with the intention that over time the population of each region would become disassociated from England and come to regard themselves purely as inhabitants of a localised region within the greater state of the European Union.
3/ The integration of the United Kingdom within the evolving state named the European Union. To this end political, economic and legal powers were progressively transferred from the government of the United Kingdom to the European Union's political structures. This process was pursued at th...