TITLE

ISSUES IN SWEDISH FOREIGN POLICY

AUTHOR(S)
Tingsten, Herbert
PUB. DATE
April 1959
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Apr1959, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p474
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses foreign policies of Sweden. In order to understand Sweden's foreign policy and, generally speaking, its attitude towards the world at large, one must bear in mind two facts its long period of peace and neutrality, and its exceptionally calm internal political development. Since 1814 Sweden has not participated in any war, nor has it entered into any alliance. It is true that on a few occasions Sweden has either been threatened by war or has manifested a marked inclination to take part in one. This was the case during the Crimean War, when many leading Swedes were disposed to join forces with England and France for the purpose of regaining Finland from Russia; however, the war ended before these plans matured. Sweden's domestic policy has been characterized by very much the same quiet and continuity as its foreign policy. On the basis of the constitution of 1809 the country has step by step achieved political freedom, universal suffrage and a parliamentary system wherein the government exercises the rights nominally pertaining to the monarch.
ACCESSION #
14723856

 

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