Sweden

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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.

Geography[edit]

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 Flag of Norway Norway. In the far north runs the great river of Torne älv, which is makes up the natural border between Sweden and Flag of Finland Finland. Sweden also borders Flag of Denmark 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 Background[edit]

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 Flag of Finland Finland and Flag of Norway Norway (the so-called Permittenttrafik) to avoid getting into a war with the Germans. Sweden was also the biggest supplier of iron ore to Flag of Germany 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.


Events[edit]

Main article: Swedish events

National Focus[edit]

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.

Technology[edit]

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 Man the Guns 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

Interestingly, with Man the Guns, Sweden starts with the 1936 Cruiser hull available in it's production tab even though it does not have it researched, and as such, lacks the 1936 cruiser engine.

Politics[edit]

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 Waking the Tiger expansion, Sweden has two special Decisions to form either the Flag of Nordic League Nordic Council - which is shared with the other nations that make up the Council - or to restore the old Kalmar Union and create Flag of Scandinavia Scandinavia once Norway and Denmark are under Swedish control, possibly as a stepping stone to the Council later on.

National spirits[edit]

Sweden starts with two National Spirits:


En Svensk Tiger icon
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 icon
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.


Laws[edit]

The nation starts with the following laws:

Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
Volunteer Only.png Volunteer Only
  • 1.5% Recruitable population
Civilian Economy.png 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.png 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 party[edit]

democracy 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.

Traits[edit]

  • No Can’t prepare war goals against countries that have caused no World Tension
  • No Can’t puppet countries in a peace conference
  • No Can't declare war on the same ideology without a war goal
  • Yes Can guarantee nations of other ideologies
  • Yes Can lower World Tension by issuing Guarantees
  • Take states cost: +25%
  • Annex cost: +50%

World tension limits[edit]

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

Political parties[edit]

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

Staff and designers[edit]

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 (Political Power)
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(Political Power)
AB Landsverk Tank Designer
  • Armor research speed: +15%
  • Armor reliability: +5%
150
Ship Designers
Designer Type Effect Cost(Political Power)
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(Political Power)
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(Political Power)
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

Economy[edit]

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.pngOil Rubber.png Rubber Steel.pngSteel Aluminum.pngAluminium Tungsten.pngTungsten Chromium.pngChromium
0 0 187 3 56 35

Industry[edit]

Sweden has a small industrial base to start with.

Factories 1936
Military factory
3 Military Factories
Naval dockyard
3 Naval Dockyards
Civilian factory
10 Civilian Factory

Military[edit]

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 Manpowermanpower is at 27.76K at the 1936 starting date. All divisions are suffering from severe equipment shortages.

Army[edit]

11 Infantry.pngInfantry Divisions 1 Cavalry.pngCavalry Division

Manpower.png Manpower Used: 63.0K

Tank units list
Name Type Techyear Tank Destroyer / SP-Artillery / Armored AA Variants
Great War Tank Great War Tank 1918
Strv m/31 Light Tank I 1934
L. Tank II Light Tank II 1936 Pvkv IVA / None / Lvkv L-62
Strv m/40 Light Tank III 1941 Pvkv IVB / None / Lvkv fm/43
M. Tank I Medium Tank I 1939 Pvkv II / Pav m/43 / Lvkv L-62 II
M. Tank II Medium Tank II 1941 Pvkv m/43 / Sav m/43 / None
Strv m/45 Medium Tank III 1943 Pvkv III / Ikv 73 / None
Tstrv m/34 Heavy Tank I 1934
Tstrv m/41 Heavy Tank II 1941
Tstrv m/43 Heavy Tank III 1943
Tstrv m/44 Super Heavy Tank 1943
Strv 81 MBT 1945 None / Ikv m/53 / Lvkv m/49

Navy[edit]

9 Heavy Cruiser.png Heavy Cruisers I 2 Light Cruiser.png Light Cruisers I 7 Destroyer.png Destroyers I 10 Submarine.png Submarines I

Total: 28 Ships

Manpower.png Manpower Used: 22.55K

Air Force[edit]

36 CAS.png CAS I 12 Naval bomber.png Inter-War Carrier Naval Bombers 30 Fighter c.png Inter-war Fighters

Manpower.png Manpower Used: 1.56K

Military Staff[edit]

These are the Military Staff candidates for appointment in Sweden.

Chief of Army
Candidate Type I Type II Effects Cost (Political Power)
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 (Political Power)
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 (Political Power)
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 (Political Power)
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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Achievements[edit]

Med plutonium... icon
Med plutonium...
Nuke Denmark as Sweden.


Northern Light icon
Northern Light
As a Scandinavian country form your own faction, and have Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland in it.


With Death or Dishonor Death or Dishonor:

En Svensk Tiger icon
En Svensk Tiger
As Sweden, acquire a production license for a Tiger or Tiger II tank from Germany.