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Sweden led by Olof Palme is a custom civilization mod by Grant.

This mod requires Brave New World.



Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund Strait. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. The capital city is Stockholm. Sweden has a total population of 10.3 million of which 2.6 million have a foreign background. Persons who have foreign backgrounds are defined as persons who are foreign born, or born in Sweden with foreign born parents. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi) and the highest urban concentration is in the central and southern half of the country.

Sweden is part of the geographical area of Fennoscandia. The climate is in general mild for its northerly latitude due to significant maritime influence. In spite of the high latitude, Sweden often has warm continental summers, being located in between the North Atlantic, the Baltic Sea and the vast Eurasian Russian landmass. The general climate and environment varies significantly from the south and north due to the vast latitudal difference and much of Sweden has reliably cold and snowy winters. Southern Sweden is predominantly agricultural, while the north is heavily forested and includes a portion of the Scandinavian Mountains.

Germanic peoples have inhabited Sweden since prehistoric times, emerging into history as the Geats and Swedes and constituting the sea peoples known as the Norsemen. An independent Swedish state emerged during the early 12th century. After the Black Death in the middle of the 14th century killed about a third of the Scandinavian population, the Hanseatic League threatened Scandinavia's culture, finances and languages. This led to the forming of the Scandinavian Kalmar Union in 1397, which Sweden left in 1523. When Sweden became involved in the Thirty Years War on the Reformist side, an expansion of its territories began and eventually the Swedish Empire was formed. This became one of the great powers of Europe until the early 18th century. Swedish territories outside the Scandinavian Peninsula were gradually lost during the 18th and 19th centuries, ending with the annexation of present-day Finland by Russia in 1809. The last war in which Sweden was directly involved was in 1814, when Norway was militarily forced into a personal union, which peacefully dissolved in 1905. Since then, Sweden has been at peace, maintaining an official policy of neutrality in foreign affairs. In 2014 Sweden celebrated 200 years of peace breaking even Switzerland's record for peace. Sweden was formally neutral through both world wars and the Cold War, albeit Sweden has since 2009 openly moved towards cooperation with NATO.

Sweden is a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy, with Legislative power vested in the 349-member unicameral Riksdag. It is a unitary state, currently divided into 21 counties and 290 municipalities. Sweden maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens. It has the world's eleventh-highest per capita income and ranks very highly in quality of life, health, education, protection of civil liberties, economic competitiveness, equality, gender equality, prosperity and human development. Sweden joined the European Union on 1 January 1995, but declined NATO membership, as well as Eurozone membership following a referendum. It is also a member of the United Nations, the Nordic Council, the Council of Europe, the World Trade Organization and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Olof Palme[]

Sven Olof Joachim Palme was a Swedish politician and statesman. A longtime protégé of Prime Minister Tage Erlander, Palme led the Swedish Social Democratic Party from 1969 until his assassination in 1986, and was twice Prime Minister of Sweden, heading a Privy Council Government from 1969 to 1976 and a cabinet government from 1982 until his death. Electoral defeats in 1976 and 1979 marked the end of Social Democratic hegemony in Swedish politics, which had seen 40 years of unbroken rule by the party. While leader of the opposition, he parted domestic and international interests and served as special mediator of the United Nations in the Iran–Iraq War, and was President of the Nordic Council in 1979. He returned as Prime Minister after electoral victories in 1982 and 1985.

Palme was a pivotal and polarizing figure domestically as well as in international politics from the 1960s. He was steadfast in his non-alignment policy towards the superpowers, accompanied by support for numerous third world liberation movements following decolonization including, most controversially, economic and vocal support for a number of Third World governments. He was the first Western head of government to visit Cuba after its revolution, giving a speech in Santiago praising contemporary Cuban and Cambodian revolutionaries.

Frequently a critic of United States and Soviet foreign policy, he resorted to fierce and often polarizing criticism in pinpointing his resistance towards imperialist ambitions and authoritarian regimes, including those of Francisco Franco of Spain, Leonid Brezhnev of the Soviet Union, António de Oliveira Salazar of Portugal and Gustáv Husák of Czechoslovakia, as well as John Vorster and P. W. Botha of South Africa. His 1972 condemnation of the Hanoi bombings, notably comparing the tactic to the Treblinka extermination camp, resulted in a temporary freeze in Sweden–United States relations.

Palme's murder on a Stockholm street on 28 February 1986 was the first assassination of a national leader in Sweden since Gustav III in 1792, and had a great impact across Scandinavia. Local convict and addict Christer Pettersson was originally convicted of the murder in district court but was acquitted on appeal to the Svea Court of Appeal.

Dawn of Man[]

Welcome, Olof Palme, two-time prime minister of Sweden and the architect of Swedish social democracy! Before your untimely assassination, you worked to transform Sweden into a state that would care for all, and would not be afriad to speak out against foreign injustice, despite the resistance of your colleagues. You set Sweden on a course of nuclear neutrality, denouncing the crimes of the United States and the Soviet Union, welcoming liberation movements across the globe. You ensured that the workers would recieve the rights and conditions they deserved. Unlike the social democracies east and west which crumbled to neoliberalism, you steadied the Swedish welfare state so it would become the Scandanavian model admired today. In opposition, you held mend peace between Iran and Iraq as a UN mediator, a role which earned you global attention. By the time of your death, you and your supporters were no longer misfits, but pioneers decades ahead of their time.


Leaderscreen by Grant

Sven, your years of social democracy warm your people as they hide from the forces of unchained capitalism and a chaotic world order. They see a chance to begin again, to establish a new Swedish state that will not only last your tenure, but through centuries. Will you take the mantle once again, and become the voice for the voiceless? Will you lead Sweden into prosperity? Can you build a civilization that will stand the Test of Time?

Introduction: "Welcome to Sweden. I am the Prime Minister, Olof Palme. For us, democracy is a measure of human dignity; are you yourselves democratic, or are you so undignified as to treat your people like cattle? Only time will tell."

Defeat: "My Folkhemmet is no more. While you govern with an iron fist, I will challenge your rule in the streets."

Unique Attributes[]

Sweden (Olof Palme)

Art by Grant

Dom Kallar Oss Mods

Denouncing civilizations with a different starting policy tree or ideology increases the Local Happy Happiness of Cities. Befriending civilizations who share starting policy trees or ideologies converts excess Happy Happiness into Science Science.


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Ubåtsjagare (Missile Cruiser)
  • Much weaker (58 vs 80) and slower (5 vs 7).
  • Unlocked at Computing.
  • Gains a unique promotion based on the Focus of the city it is trained in, and heals per the nearest city's local Happy Happiness.
  • May capture enemy Submarines that are within city limits.

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Agesta (Nuclear Plant)
  • Requires a source of Freshwater.
  • New buildings begin with +1 of their Science Science and Food Food yields.
  • Production modifier increased from Research Agreements, Trade Agreements and Defensive Pacts.
City List
  1. Stockholm
  2. Gothenburg
  3. Malmö
  4. Uppsala
  5. Västerås
  6. Örebro
  7. Linköping
  8. Norrköping
  9. Helsingborg
  10. Jönköping
  11. Gävle
  12. Borås
  13. Lund
  14. Eskilstuna
  15. Umeå
  16. Södertälje
  17. Sundsvall
  18. Karlstad
  19. Halmstad
  20. Östersund
  21. Växjö
  22. Luleå
  23. Trollhättan
  24. Borlänge
  25. Lidingö
  26. Falun
  27. Kristianstad
  28. Uddevalla
  29. Örnsköldsvik
  30. Karlskoga
  31. Skellefteå
  32. Tumba
  33. Kalmar
  34. Skövde
  35. Karlskrona
  36. Motala
  37. Nyköping
  38. Landskrona
  39. Sandviken
  40. Varberg
  41. Åkersberga
Spy List
  • Ingvar
  • Gösta
  • Svante
  • Bengt
  • Roine
  • Torsten
  • Krister
  • Karin
  • Ingegerd
  • Lennart



Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Full Credits List[]

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Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 24 February 2020


  • Music: Abba - Intermezzo No. 1 (Peace), Ebba Gron - Stockholms Parlor (War)
  • All else: Grant
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