This is how to prepare the Swedish population for war

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What should you do if a war breaks out? The Swedish government will send a brochure to all its inhabitants. “Everyone has to contribute.’

For the first time in more than a half century informs Sweden are 4.8 million households what they should do in the event of a war.

The brochure For krisen eller kriget kommer (if there is a crisis or war breaks out) explains how people meet basic needs, such as food, water, heat. So they get the council to water bottles, warm clothes, sleeping bags and non-perishable food to store.

The Swedes get information about where shelters are and what the warning signs mean. It is also pointed out the dangers of cyber – and terreuraanvallen and climate change. A page of twenty is about the identification of fake news.


“Although Sweden is safer than many other countries, there are still threats to our security and independence”, sounds. “If you’re prepared, then you will improve the capacity of the country to a large tension to go.’

In addition to dolijstjes and information about shelters and alarms get the Sweden information about the military or civil service and the national service for 16 – to 70-year-olds. ‘Everyone must contribute’, it sounds. The country, last year the army again because of the growing concern around the military maneuvers of Russia in the Baltic states. Sweden is considering a membership of the Nato.


The brochure fits in a sensitization week around emergencies. Similar pamphlets were in 1943 spread in Sweden, which was neutral during the Second world War. Until 1961 was regularly an update is issued. To 1991, to officials.

Sweden has already more than 200 years no longer been at war. If the country is attacked, ‘we will never give up, ” says the brochure.

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