Fact You May Not Know

Sweden’s national day is today, to commemorate D-day.

No, just kidding. While Sweden’s national day is the same day as the anniversary of D-day, that’s not what it is supposed to commemorate. Instead it is supposed to commemorate the crowning of Gustav Vasa in 1523 as the king of Sweden. Gustav Vasa was like the George Washington of Sweden, as he liberated Sweden from Danish rule.

Except he was made absolute monarch, and not constitutionally limited President. On the other hand, he wasn’t a slave owner, like George Washington.


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