from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A country of northern Europe on the eastern Scandinavian Peninsula. The region was settled by Germanic tribes probably in Neolithic times, and by the 10th century A.D. the Swedes had extended their influence as far as the Black Sea. During the 14th century Sweden and Norway, and for a while Denmark, formed a union, but in the 16th century the Swedes revolted and established a separate state. By the 17th century Sweden was a major European power, controlling most of the Baltic coast. It lost much of its territory in the Great Northern War (1700-1721) but acquired Norway (1814) in the Napoleonic Wars, ruling it until 1905. Stockholm is the capital and the largest city. Population: 9,030,000.
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- proper n. One of the Scandinavian countries. Official name: Kingdom of Sweden (Konungariket Sverige). Capital: Stockholm.
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- n. a Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula
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The dominating position of Sweden within the Union has consisted simply in its administration of Foreign affairs of the Union; _in everything else Norway has had an independent right of decision in full equality with that of Sweden_.
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SWEDEN: Dudi Sela brought Israel back to 2-2 in their Davis Cup first-round match against Sweden on Sunday, defeating Thomas Johansson in five sets behind doors closed to the public.
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That is why US politics does not matter to anyone else in the world. (sarcasm) 20 minutes ago, -3 / +7I live in sweden and actually care more about who wins this election than I did last time we had an election in Sweden.
(from the Official USMNT Blog) Pontus Kåmark is back in the States, and he'll be commentating on USA v SWEDEN for TV4; he reresented Sweden in the 1994 World Cup (which was held in the USA).