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What does Trump hope to achieve by calling the Swedish prime minister about ASAP Rocky? [on hold]

There has been some media discussion on Trump's recent statement that he is going to call the Swedish prime minister, Stefan Löfven, about the fact that US rapper ASAP Rocky is currently being ...
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Have politicians' identicons been brute forced?

Disclaimer: I am hesitant to ask this question. If it doesn't belong, let me know. In this comment on Security.SE, @Anders wrote: On a side note, a couple of years ago a bunch of far-right ...
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Why did so many Swedish raised in other Scandinavia countries vote for Sweden Democrats?

According to the result on the recent election in Sweden, the largest support for the Sweden Democrats party comes from the cohort Raised in Scandinavia outside of Sweden, at 36%. This is higher than ...
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Why did Sweden issue the 'if crisis or war comes' pamphlet?

Inspired by the question We will never surrender! Why would a country have this policy? From the question text, Sweden recently issued a pamphlet to citizens regarding what would be done if war or a ...
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We will never surrender! Why would a country have this policy?

Background A few months ago the Swedish government sent a small booklet to all Swedish households titled "If crisis or war comes" which contains official information on how to prepare for and react ...
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How does the Alliance motivate their claim to have a mandate (Swedish parliamentary elections, 2018)?

The Swedish parliamentary elections, 2018 has resulted in a deadlock: The centre-left Red-Green block, outgoing minority government, has 144 seats (was: 159). The centre-right Alliance block, ...
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Why doesn't Sweden, seemingly extremely progressive country, abolish monarchism?

Sweden is widely considered one of the most leftist or progressive country in the world, and one of the core ideologies leftists have is egalitarianism. But they still employ monarchism, and it is ...
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Why did Germany and Sweden decide to accept Syrian refugees?

As of 2018, Why did the governments of Germany and Sweden decide to receive refugees from Syria? Were there any strategic/tactical political/economic factors involved?
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Why does seemingly progressive Sweden strongly disapprove of prostitution?

Looking at the map of countries that legalized prostitution one can see a paradox - Sweden seems to be one of the harsher countries in Europe, even though they're leading the world in terms of overall ...
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Why does Sweden spend so much on official development assistance?

According to this Wikipedia page, Sweden is 6th largest country in spending on official development assistance (ODA), despite it is mere 21st to 23rd in terms of GDP. It is also #1 by the amount of ...
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What is the difference between landsting and länsstyrelse?

In Sweden, there appear to be two parallel national subdivisions with the same boundaries. For example, see Länsstyrelsen i Norrbotten and Norrbottens läns landsting. The same appears in other ...
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Sweden rape statistics 2016

There has been a lot of discussions around an increase in Sweden's rape crime and it has been suggested that it was due to loose immigration policy. I cannot find any of the data for rape in Sweden ...
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What is Sweden's historical violent crime rate vs. immigration rate?

I tried to find a historical chart of Sweden's violent crime rate and came across this: Which was the first image search result: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=sweden+violent+crime+rate+history+chart&...
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Why does Assange fear Sweden will extradite him to the USA?

In November 2010, a request was made by Sweden to have Julian Assange extradited from the UK to Sweden, to face charges of rape brought against him. Julian Assange turned himself in to the UK police ...
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Why did Denmark stop refugees transiting from Germany to Sweden?

At one point (2015-09-09), there were no trains running between Germany and Denmark. Denmark announced it would return any migrants/refugees who do not wish to seek asylum in Denmark, back to Germany ...
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How are the rights of lgbt people secured in a Socialist government? [closed]

I have looked online at Sweden's website because they seem to be the most socialist country. However, same-sex couples do not have the same benefits and privileges of heterosexual couples. Isn't this ...
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Does Sweden have greater intergenerational social mobility than the USA when compared to USA incomes?

Social Mobility is often measured as the chance of your children's income moving up/down from your income quintile compared to other people in the same nation. Social mobility [...] refers to ...
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Why is Sweden's employment rate so high?

Employment rates are usually a measure of employed persons divided by the working age population. Employed persons, in some definitions, seems to include disabled persons and others that differ from ...
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Are any hunt sabotage groups active in the Nordic countries?

Hunt sabotage, as defined by Wikipedia, is the direct action that animal rights or animal welfare activists undertake to interfere with hunting activity.. One example is the Dutch group Groenfront, ...