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How the Spanish Flu Helped Create Sweden's Modern Welfare State

Brian Melican The Guardian
The Swedish city of Östersund in 1918. When the Spanish flu hit the Swedish city of Östersund in 1918, the rampant social inequality ensured its devastating impact. But the legacy of the “capital of the Spanish flu” is a city and country better equipped to deal with current challenges.

The Moment One Woman Stands Up to More Than 300 Nazis and Refuses to Let Them Pass

Sara Malm Daily Mail (UK)
Tess Asplund, 42, stood in the way of the right-wing extremists and silently raised her fist - this brave woman photographer steps out in front of a 300-strong Nazi march in central Sweden. The image of her peaceful protest and stand against racism has gone viral in Scandinavia. This activist is deemed a hero in Sweden for 'iconic' defiant gesture in front of a fascist march.
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