World War: Sweden on the Spot

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Nine months ago Sweden felt she could look on the swelling pride of Germany and Russia with relative complacence. She was the geographical centre of a ring of seven well-disposed, small, but collectively considerable, Baltic and Scandinavian States: Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Denmark, Norway. One or another of them might be threatened, but it was hardly plausible that a nation ringed around with seven such neighbors would have to face the worst.

Last week seven out of seven of Sweden's neighbors had been raped, Poland, Finland, Denmark, Norway by arms, Lithuania,...

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