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If Sweden is attacked by another country we will never give up. All information to the effect that resistance is to cease is false.
Duty to contribute to Sweden's
In Sweden there is a duty to contribute to total defence. This
means that everyone who lives here and is between the ages
of 16 and 70 can be called up to assist in various ways in the
event of the threat of war and war. Everyone is obliged to
contribute and everyone is needed.
The duty to contribute to total defence has three forms: • Conscription into the Armed Forces. • Civil conscription into organisations controlled by the
• General national service involves serving in
organisations that must function even in the event of the
threat of war and war. This means that you continue to
do your normal job, work in a voluntary organisation or
are tasked by Arbetsförmedlingen with performing work
that is of particular importance to Sweden's total defence.
Those compelled to contributed to Sweden's total defence can
be given wartime postings. If you are given a wartime posting,
you will have received wartime posting orders or another
form of con
fi rmation from your employer about this.
For many years, the preparations made in Sweden for the
threat of war and war have been very limited. Instead,
public authorities and municipalities have focused on
building up the level of preparedness for peacetime
emergencies such as fl ooding and IT attacks. However, as
the world around us has changed, the Government has
decided to strengthen Sweden's total defence. That is why
planning for Sweden's civil defence has been resumed. It
will take time to develop all parts of it again. At the same
time, the level of preparedness for peacetime emergencies
is an important basis of our resilience in the event of war.
As opposed to its official government policy, when called to fight in Finland, as many as 8,000 Swedes volunteered, and in response to German pleas for volunteers against the Soviet Union, around 180 Swedes joined the German Waffen-SS. It was always the individuals’ choice to enlist; however, the government also helped in ways such as sending food, ammunition, weapons and medicine to Finland during conflict. While the number of Swedish volunteers was comparatively small compared to some other nations, the country’s willingness to help in the war effort surely points to its obvious lack of neutrality. Even if official government policy stated the country was in a non-belligerent position, the actions of people in a nation are what ultimately reveal the true nature of the attitudes, and these undeniably show Swedish refusal to sit on the sidelines and do nothing.
Another concern for Sweden during the war was trade. At the beginning of WW2, an agreement had been signed by Sweden, the United Kingdom and Germany, in order to sustain vital trade, but Swedish shipping began to be attacked. As a result, trade with Britain reduced by about 70%, and it increased with Germany, culminating in 37% of Swedish exports being to Germany alone. The battle of the Atlantic was what caused Swedish trade to be blocked, but a few vessels, known as ‘lejdtrafiken’ or ‘the safe conduct traffic,’ were allowed through to the United States (until their entrance into the war), and some neutral nations in Latin America.
originally posted by: SituationNAFU
a reply to: howtonhawky
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