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I would like to point out that the Swedish right wing - including far right Sweden Democrats - is all in for joining Nato, more arms to Ukraine and expanding the Swedish military forces. It is on the left that there is opposition.

While the rising electricity bills was a big topic in the election debate, the link to the war was rarely discussed, much less doing something about the war. Instead the focus was on direct support to the households and the plans of the right wing for more nuclear power.

I get that "right wing wins, amidst discontent with rising prices because of the war" easily leads to "right wing pro peace", but it isn't that simple.

by fjallstrom on Mon Oct 3rd, 2022 at 08:55:21 AM EST
Historically, wasn't there a call for a Nordic military alliance?

Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO)

Rightwing won't bring peace in a world in turmoil. The world has witnessed NATO construct from a European defense alliance to a global assault group as a proxy for the American empire.

By signing up to NATO will not offer any change for peace in Europe. The destruction
has been set in motion and no one knows how and when it will end. The Cold War has turned into a hot war for fossil fuel, grain (food) and commodities. Not long ago the "Left" protested against globalization. Under Trump and Biden US policy changed to isolationism and pure national interest ... the European continent will reverse in economic and "military" might. We have no voice in U.S. Congress, so Europeans are much worse off than with an authoritarian EU  Commission in Brussels.

I won't give a nickel for the "alliance" with America nowadays. Trump or equivalent in 2024.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Oct 3rd, 2022 at 02:14:12 PM EST
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There was a proposed Scandinavian defense union right after world war II, but Norway pulled out to join NATO, which killed the project.
by fjallstrom on Thu Oct 6th, 2022 at 08:53:37 AM EST
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