Any Swedes or Sweden Enthusiasts
So I'm an 9th grade student, and I have to write a persuasive essay... I was thinking about writing one about convincing the reader to move to Sweden. I've heard nothing but good things from that country. If you're from Sweden do you think I should write about this? Do you have any good reasons?
Positive: Wealthy, not much crime, not many problems at all really.
Negative: Most people don't like the climate and/or the darkness. Many also find it tough to adapt to the social climate if they are from a "more social" culture.
Positive OR negative: High taxes, very socialistic compared to other western nations. Very sparsely populated.
I fail to see the negatives ;-).
No, of course: If you don't like the climate and long winters, and if the social rules are not your cup of tea and you need a more extrovert style (which certainly is a little bit exaggerated but has a true core) then the north in general is not for you.
But I have to admit that I would sort your "negative" points under "positive or negative" also. I know at least one person who prefers it this way.
Like all Nordic countries: wealthy, great healthcare, good gender and sexual equality, low unemployment and crime rate, beautiful country and people, and the politics aren't too bad either.
And some areas formerly occupied by Sweden call the occupation time a "Golden Era". Not that they liked the occupation per se but it was much better than the systems before and after (e.g. Estonia: Danish, German, Swedish, Russian) and it brought the rule of law.
we get paid to go to school! I love that but i dont understand why other countries dont do that
Oh, you mean for university studies :). Of course. The "studiebidrag" is not that much, at least it was not when I was a student, but all education is free which is definitely not the case in all countries.