|Although effective in preserving the country's sovereignty, this approach generated criticism at home from many who believed the threat to Sweden was less serious than the government claimed, problems with the warring powers, ill feelings among its neighbours, and frequent criticism in the postwar period||] How and when the Swedish kingdom appeared is not known|
|Scott, Sweden: The Nation's History University of Minnesota Press: Minneapolis, 1977 p||"It is usually suggested that between 1870 and 1914 Sweden emerged from its primarily agrarian economic system into a modern industrial economy|
Choral Conducting: philosophy and practice, Routledge, pp.
|9: "Though Denmark, where industrialization had begun in the 1850s, was reasonably prosperous by the end of the nineteenth century, both Sweden and Norway were terribly poor||However, Sweden's largest territorial extent lasted from 1319 to 1343 with ruling all of the and Norway|
|Statistics Sweden, Energy, Rents and Real Estate Statistics Unit, 2007||344: "During the last twenty-five years of the century a host of problems plagued the economies of Norden and the West|
" , Invest in Sweden Agency, 25 June 2005.18
|" European Economic Review 34 2—3 : 385—393||Lars Jonung, Jaakko Kiander, Pentti Vartia 2009|
|In The New Cambridge Medieval History||Fact Sheet FS 91 e|
Throughout Swedish history the countryside has taken an unusually important role in comparison with other European states.