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Sweden

Sweden
Sweden.png
Capital:
Stockholm

Government Type:
Democratic, Socialist

Faction:
Neutral

Flag of Sweden Sweden is a minor power located in Scandinavia. It borders Flag of Norway Norway to the west and north, Flag of Finland Finland to the east and is very close to Flag of Denmark 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.

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GeographyEdit

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.

Historical BackgroundEdit

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.


EventsEdit

Main article: Swedish events

National FocusEdit

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.

TechnologyEdit

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.

Technology 1936
Army Technology Naval Technology   Air Technology Electronics & Industry
  • Ag m/42 (Infantry Eq. I)
  • Engineer Company I
  • Recon Company I
  • Strv m/31 (Light Tank I)
  • 10.5 cm m/34 (Towed Artillery I)
  • 20mm m/40 (Towed Anti-Air I)
  • 1936 Destroyer Hull
    • Depth Charges I
  • Early Cruiser Hull
    • 70mm Belt/30mm Deck (Cruiser Armor II)
  • 1936 Submarine Hull
    • 3x 533mm Torpedo Tubes (Torpedo Tubes I)
  • Naval Gunnery
    • 12cm/45 Bofors M24 (Light Battery I)
    • 15.2cm/50 Bofors M03 (Light Cruiser Battery I)
    • 20.8cm/44 Bofors M98 (Medium Battery I)
    • 28.3cm/45 Bofors M12 (Heavy Battery I)
  • Casemate Secondary Battery
    • 152mm/44 Bofors M98 (Secondary Battery I)
  • Contact Mine
    • Minelaying Submarine
  • 25mm/64 Bofors M32 (Anti-Air II)
  • Transport Ship
  • ASJA SA-14 Jaktfalken (Inter-war Fighter)
  • SAAB Northrop A-17 8A-1 (CAS I)
  • Saab T18 (Naval Bomber I)
    • Carrier Bomber I
  • CVM Fokker C.V S/J-3 (Inter-war Bomber)
  • None
Doctrines
  • None
  • None
  • None
Without Man the Guns
  • Göteborg Class Destroyer II
  • Fylgia Class Light Cruiser I
  • Sverige Class Heavy Cruiser I
  • Hajen Class Submarine I
    • Upgraded Draken Class
  • Transports I

PoliticsEdit

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.

National spiritsEdit

Sweden starts with two National Spirits:


 
En Svensk Tiger
  • Ideology drift defense: +10%
  • Justify wargoal time on us: +10%
If Sweden is to be like a tiger on the prowl then those who spy on us must not know what we do. In these time of conflict and strife it is the patriotic duty of every Swede to keep silent.
 
Neutral Foreign Policy
  • 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
Neutrality is sometimes viewed as a craven stance, but this nation trusts that when the dust settles, those who didn't take sides may be better off than those who did.


LawsEdit

The nation starts with the following laws:

Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
  Volunteer Only
  • 1.5% Recruitable population
  Civilian Economy
  • 35% Consumer Goods factories
  • –30% Factory construction speed
  • +30% Factory (type) conversion cost
  • -40% Fuel Gain per Oil
  • -25% Fuel Capacity
  Export Focus
  • 50% Resources to market
  • +5% Research speed
  • +10% Factory/Dockyard output
  • +10% Construction speed
  • +20% Civilian intelligence to others
  • +10% Navy intelligence to others

Ruling partyEdit

  Sveriges socialdemokratiska arbetareparti (Democratic)

Striving for equality and a socialist state by reformist means, democratic socialism aims to abolish or mitigate the effects of capitalism with public mandate.

TraitsEdit

  •   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 limitsEdit

  • Generate war goal : 100%
  • Join faction: 80%
  • Lend-lease: 50%
  • Send volunteers: 50%
  • Guarantee: 25%

Political partiesEdit

Political Party Ideology Popularity Party Leader Country Name Is It Ruling?
Bondeförbundet   Non-Aligned 14% Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp Kingdom of Sweden No
Sveriges socialdemokratiska arbetareparti   Democratic 75% Per Albin Hansson Sweden Yes
Sveriges kommunistiska parti   Communist 8% Sven Linderot Folkhemmet No
Nationalsocialistiska arbetarepartiet   Fascist 3% Sven Olov Lindholm Svea Rike No

Staff and designersEdit

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".

Political Advisors
Advisor Type Effect Cost ( )
Thorwald Bergquist Compassionate Gentleman
  • Improve relations opinion: +15%
150
Östen Undén Silent Workhorse
  • Political Power Gain: +15%
150
Ernst Wigforss Captain of Industry
  • Civilian Factory construction speed: +10%
  • Infrastructure construction speed: +10%
  • Refinery construction speed: +10%
150
Tage Erlander Democratic Reformer
  • Daily Democracy Support: +0.10
150
Hilding Hagberg Communist Revolutionary
  • Daily Communism Support: +0.10
150
Per Engdahl Fascist Demagogue
  • Daily Fascism Support: +0.10
150
Armor Designers
Designer Type Effect Cost( )
AB Landsverk Tank Designer
  • Armor research speed: +15%
  • Armor reliability: +5%
150
Ship Designers
Designer Type Effect Cost( )
Marinverkstäderna Coastal Defense Fleet Designer
  • Naval Research Speed: +15%
  • All Ship Types:
    • Production Cost: -25%
    • Max Range: -50%
  • Carrier:
    • Deck Size: -20%
  • Capital Ship:
    • Armor: -20%
    • Heavy Attack: -20%
150
AB Götaverken Atlantic Fleet Designer
  • Naval Research Speed: +15%
  • Carrier:
    • Armor: +50%
    • HP: +10%
  • Capital Ship:
    • Armor: +10%
    • Heavy Attack: +10%
150
Kockums Raiding Fleet Designer
  • Naval Research Speed: +15%
  • All Ship Types:
    • Surface Visibility: -10%
    • Max Speed: +10%
  • Carrier:
    • Deck size: -10%
  • Capital Ship:
    • Naval firepower: -10%
  • Submarine:
    • Sub Visibility: -10%
150
Materiel Designers
Designer Type Effect Cost( )
Bofors Artillery Designer
  • Artillery Research Speed: +15%
  • Artillery Support & Line Reliability: +20%
150
Husqvarna Vapenfabriks AB Infantry Equipment Designer
  • Weapons and Equipment Research Speed: +15%
150
Scania-Vabis Motorized Equipment Designer
  • Motorization Research Speed: +15%
150
Theorists
Designer Type Effect Cost( )
Helge Jung Military Theorist
  • Army Experience Gain: +0.05 daily
  • Land Doctrine Research Speed: +10%
150
Erik Palmstierna Naval Theorist
  • Naval Experience Gain: +0.05 daily
  • Naval Doctrine Research Speed: +10%
150

EconomyEdit

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.

 Oil   Rubber  Steel  Aluminium  Tungsten  Chromium
0 0 187 3 56 35

IndustryEdit

Sweden has a small industrial base to start with.

Factories 1936
 
3 Military Factories
 
3 Naval Dockyards
 
10 Civilian Factory

MilitaryEdit

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.

ArmyEdit

11  Infantry Divisions 1  Cavalry Division

  Manpower Used: 63.0K

NavyEdit

9   Heavy Cruisers I 2   Light Cruisers I 7   Destroyers I 10   Submarines I

Total: 28 Ships

  Manpower Used: 22.55K

Air ForceEdit

36   CAS I 12   Inter-War Carrier Naval Bombers 30   Inter-war Fighters

  Manpower Used: 1.56K

Military StaffEdit

These are the Military Staff candidates for appointment in Sweden.

Chief of Army
Candidate Type I Type II Effects Cost ( )
Olof Thörnell Old Guard
  • Army Experience Gain: -10%
  • Political Power Gain: +10%
150
Ivar Holmquist Army Organization (Expert)
  • Division Organization: +8%
150
Per Sylvan Army Defense (Specialist)
  • Division Defense: +5%
150
Oscar Nygren Army Drill (Expert)
  • Division training time: -10%
150
Chief of Navy
Candidate Type I Type II Effects Cost ( )
Gösta Ehrensvärd Commerce Raiding (Expert)
  • Commerce Raiding Efficiency: +15%
150
Charles de Champs Decisive Battle (Expert)
  • Capital Ship Attack: +10%
  • Capital Ship Armor: +10%
  • Screen Attack: +10%
  • Screen Defense: +10%
150
Fabian Tamm Naval Reformer (Expert)
  • Naval Experience Gain: +10%
150
Chief of Airforce
Candidate Type I Type II Effects Cost ( )
Torsten Friis All-Weather (Expert)
  • Bad Weather Penalty: -20%
150
Bengt Nordenskiöld Ground Support (Expert)
  • Air Superiority: +10%
150
Military High Command
Candidate Type I Type II Effects Cost ( )
Axel Rappe Artillery (Expert)
  • Artillery Attack: +15%
  • Artillery Defense: +10%
150
Archibald Douglas Infantry (Expert)
  • Infantry Division Attack: +10%
  • Infantry Division Defense: +15%
150
Axel Ljungdahl Bomber Interception (Expert)
  • Interception attack: +3%
  • Interception defense: +3%
  • Interception agility: +3%
150
Helge Strömbäck Fleet Logistics (Expert)
  • Naval max range factor: +10%
150

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AchievementsEdit