Sweden is a minor power located in Scandinavia. It borders Norway to the west and north, Finland to the east and is very close to Denmark to the southwest. It is bounded by the Baltic Sea to the south and southeast. While rich in useful resources, it remains sharply constrained by its pursuit of neutrality, leaving it mostly free to watch the coming storm.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Historical Background
- 3 Events
- 4 National Focus
- 5 Technology
- 6 Politics
- 7 Economy
- 8 Industry
- 9 Military
- 10 Strategies and Guides
- 11 Achievements
Sweden is located in northern Europe on the Scandinavian peninsular. It mostly consists of flat, arable land in the far south, hills, and mountains northwest and forest to the northeast. Much of the Swedish land is covered in dense forest, and many large rivers run through the land from the Scandinavian mountains. The Scandinavian Mountains dominate the western side of Sweden and makes up the natural border between Sweden and the neighboring country Norway. In the far north runs the great river of Torne älv, which is makes up the natural border between Sweden and Finland. Sweden also borders Denmark in the south, with a small oversea connection between Zealand and Skåne.
Swedens capital Stockholm lies to the east and is the only urban area in the state.
Despite being aligned with other Democratic nations ideologically, historically Sweden was able to preserve its neutrality during the war. Sweden stayed neutral throughout World War I and II, siding neither with the Axis nor the Allies. But Sweden did let trains carrying German soldiers and supplies go through the country to both Finland and Norway (the so-called Permittenttrafik) to avoid getting into a war with the Germans. Sweden was also the biggest supplier of iron ore to Germany which is often discussed as a potential reason for its successful neutrality, with the metal provided accounting for about 58% of German supplies and 31% of British. The Swedish government allowed British access to its territory to ensure the delivery of the bearings through the German naval blockade. Sweden managed to de-crypt the German Geheimfernschreiber(considered more complicated than the famous enigma machine) in only two weeks on June 1940 and over the course of the war Sweden spied on German intelligence. In some rare cases, Sweden actively supplied information to the allies about this. The most famous such act was when Sweden provided information to the United Kingdom about the upcoming Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union. The British submitted the information further to Stalin who ignored it, with devastating results. Being a neutral country, tens of thousands of Jewish refugees fled to Sweden to escape the Nazi Holocaust.
- Main article: Swedish events
- Main article: Generic national focus tree
As a minor nation, Sweden uses the generic National Focus Tree, covering Army, Aviation, Naval, Industrial and Political branches.
Sweden begins with several technologies for armor, ships and aircraft, but no doctrines or industrial technologies. Sweden also begins with 3 research slots available; two more can be unlocked through the National Focus tree.
|Without Man the Guns|
Sweden is walking a fine line, remaining clear of Democratic entanglements on the European continent while safeguarding its own strict neutrality. Sweden's government faces elections every 4 years.
With the Waking the Tiger expansion, Sweden has two special Decisions to form either the Nordic Council - which is shared with the other nations that make up the Council - or to restore the old Kalmar Union and create Scandinavia once Norway and Denmark are under Swedish control, possibly as a stepping stone to the Council later on.
Sweden starts with two National Spirits:
- Join faction tension limit: +100%
- Send volunteers tension limit: +20%
- Guarantee tension limit: +100%
- AI Modifier: Threat receptivity: +1%
- AI Modifier: Desire to be in or expand a faction: −100
The nation starts with the following laws:
|Conscription Law||Economy Law||Trade Law|
| Volunteer Only
|| Civilian Economy
|| Export Focus
Striving for equality and a socialist state by reformist means, democratic socialism aims to abolish or mitigate the effects of capitalism with public mandate.
- Can’t prepare war goals against countries that have caused no World Tension
- Can’t puppet countries in a peace conference
- Can't declare war on the same ideology without a war goal
- Can guarantee nations of other ideologies
- Can lower World Tension by issuing Guarantees
- Take states cost: +25%
- Annex cost: +50%
World tension limits
- Generate war goal : 100%
- Join faction: 80%
- Lend-lease: 50%
- Send volunteers: 50%
- Guarantee: 25%
Staff and designers
These are choices of advisors and design companies for Sweden. Unless otherwise noted choices for designers are restricted to generics like "Light Air Company" or "Industrial Concern".
|AB Landsverk||Tank Designer||
|Helge Jung||Military Theorist||
|Erik Palmstierna||Naval Theorist||
Sweden begins with a wealth of metals but very little Aluminum, no Oil and no Rubber. While much is traded away, there is still a lot of Tungsten and Chromium to go around. Steel is generally plentiful.
Sweden has a small industrial base to start with.
3 Military Factories
3 Naval Dockyards
10 Civilian Factory
In 1936, Sweden starts with 12 total divisions, with an unusual set of Division Templates. 6 Divisions are classified as "militia" Infantry, consisting of 2 infantry battalions and 2 cavalry battalions. Joining these are 5 Regular divisions consisting of 6 infantry battalions backed up by support artillery, engineering and recon companies. Joining these is the lone 3-battalion Cavalry Division along with its recon support company. The navy is spread along the southern coastline, consisting of 7 Destroyers, 9 Heavy Cruisers, 2 Light Cruisers and 10 Submarines. Sweden's relatively small air force consists of 36 CAS, 30 Fighters and 12 Tactical Bombers. Remaining recruitable manpower is at 27.76K at the 1936 starting date. All divisions are suffering from severe equipment shortages.
|11 Infantry Divisions||1 Cavalry Division|
|9 Heavy Cruisers I||2 Light Cruisers I||7 Destroyers I||10 Submarines I|
Total: 28 Ships
|36 CAS I||12 Inter-War Carrier Naval Bombers||30 Inter-war Fighters|
These are the Military Staff candidates for appointment in Sweden.
|Candidate||Type I||Type II||Effects||Cost ()|
|Bengt Nordenskiöld||Ground Support||(Expert)||
Strategies and Guides
With Death or Dishonor: