Sweden is a minor nation in northern Europe. Sweden starts with a population of 6.24 million in the 1936 start date.
- 1 Historical background
- 2 Technology
- 3 Diplomacy
- 4 Events
- 5 Politics
- 6 Economy
- 7 Military
- 8 Strategies and Guides
- 9 Achievements
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 then 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.
Sweden starts with 3 research slots.
|Army Technology||Naval Technology||Air Technology||Electronics & Industry|
At the 1936 start date Sweden has no alliances.
Sweden can get the Finland Seeks Swedish Support event which will trigger when Finland is attacked by the Soviet Union after rejecting the Soviets' territorial demands. For this to happen however, Sweden must be at peace with Finland and must not be in a faction with the Soviet Union.
Refusing to help Finland will keep Sweden out of the war but will damage the relations between the two nations. Choosing to support Finland indirectly (the historical option) will transfer some manpower and equipment from Swedish stockpiles over to Finland. The final option will have Sweden abandon its neutral foreign policy and declare war on the Soviet Union. This will significantly improve relations between the two Nordic nations. The AI typically never chooses to actively join Finland in the war, instead opting for offering materiel support. If Sweden is Communist, the AI will do nothing. However, if Finland becomes Democratic and Sweden's military is powerful enough, a joint Finnish-Swedish defense is likely to happen.
Finland Seeks Swedish Support
Our neighbor Finland has refused to give in to pressures from the Soviet Union, and the nations are now in a state of war. Although no formal alliance has been agreed upon between our countries, the Finnish government has requested that Sweden contribute to a joint defense of Åland, which remains largely Swedish-speaking and strategically important to both countries.
While the government remains divided on what steps we should take to help Finland, the public support for their defense is notable. How far are we willing to go to protect our fellow Nordic counties from eastern aggression?
||Is triggered only by
We must retain our neutrality.
Finland's cause is ours! To war!
Sweden begins with a national unity of 90%, one of the few nations that have such a high unity at the start.
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
Sweden isn't a major nation, and therefore uses the generic national focus tree.
|Political Party||Ideology||Popularity||Party Leader||Is Ruling?|
|Sveriges socialdemokratiska arbetarparti||Democratic||65%||Per Albin Hansson||Yes|
|Sveriges kommunistiska parti||Communist||20%||Sven Linderot||No|
|Svenska nationalsocialistiska partiet||Fascist||1%||Sven Olov Lindholm||No|
Elections are held every four years.
Sweden starts with following laws in 1936:
|Conscription Law||Economy Law||Trade Law|
| Volunteer Only
|| Civilian Economy
|| Export Focus
This section may contain outdated information that is inaccurate for the current version of the game. The last version it was verified as up to date for was 1.2.
|Ernst Wigforss||Captain of Industry||
|Hilding Hagberg||Communist Revolutionary||
|Per Engdahl||Fascist Demagogue||
|Tage Erlander||Democratic Reformer||
|Thorwald Bergquist||Compassionate Gentleman||
|Östen Undén||Silent Workhorse||
In 1936 Sweden starts with
This section may contain outdated information that is inaccurate for the current version of the game. The last version it was verified as up to date for was 1.0.
|2(3) Military Factories||3(3) Naval Dockyard||4(10) Civilian Factories|
*The number in the bracket are the total amount of factories when including those from trading.
In 1939 Sweden starts with
|2(4) Military Factories||3(6) Naval Dockyard||5(10) Civilian Factories|
Sweden doesn't produce oil and rubber and therefore have to import those resources from another nation. They also have a low ammount of aluminium. They have however a high abundance of steel, tungsten and chromium which will take a while to run out.
*These numbers represent the available resources for production at start of the game. In the bracket are the complete numbers including those lost for trading.
Sweden starts in 1936 with 11 infantry & 1 cavalry divisions.
In 1936 Sweden's navy consists of 4 fleets that in total are 27 ships. Specifically there are 9 heavy cruisers, 2 light cruisers, 6 destroyers and 10 submarines.
In 1936 Sweden has:
- 36 planes of Close Air Support I
- 30 fighters
- 12 carrier naval bombers
These are the military staff candidates for appointment of Sweden. A considerable choice would be Olof Thörnell, an old guard of the Försvarsmakten, whom has shifting opinion to take the diplomatic approach over the use of force. An opinion that is not widely favoured by most military advisors as international tensions rose beyond sound reason.
|Candidate||Trait I||Trait II||Effects||Cost ()|
|Bengt Nordenskiöld||Ground Support||(Expert)||
Strategies and Guides
Kalmar Union strategy can be used to form the Kalmar Union as Sweden and earn these achievements:
As a Scandinavian country form your own faction, and have Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland in it.
|Eligible nations are Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Try rapidly puppeting the other three as Sweden and forming a faction with Spain before the third war ends.||1.0||M|
Nuke Denmark as Sweden.