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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?

December 8, 2014

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Anders91

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.

December 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/landsend

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.

December 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DopeyFishie

jag menar de höga skatterna betalar för nästan allt du behöver

December 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/scarcerer

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.

December 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Guitardude2000

Constant Peace for 200 years

December 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/scarcerer

Thanks to Finland.

December 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Anders91

It saddens me that our neighbors had to pay the price for our peace.

December 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/landsend

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.

December 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DopeyFishie

we get paid to go to school! I love that but i dont understand why other countries dont do that

December 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson

We do? Just my luck, they never paid me for that :)!

December 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/indocxstriatio

Studiebidrag.

December 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson

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.

December 10, 2014
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