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    For the first time in his adult life, Axel Oxenstierna, Chancellor of Sweden, suffered through a sleepless night. On November 6, 1632, Gustav II Adolf (also known as Gustavus Adolphus, the Latinized version of his name), the king of Sweden, fell during the Battle of Lutzen, part of the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) being fought by Sweden, France, and their allies against the Holy Roman Empire, and its allies. While Gustav had an heir in his daughter Christina, she was only 6 years old at the time of her father’s death, and could not take power to the throne until her 18th birthday, per the Swedish laws of primogeniture. She was, however, officially crowned while yet a girl of 6, due to Sweden’s rule of law requiring a vote of the estates for…

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    different process. Our chosen country, Sweden, follows a health care system that resembles most European countries. Sweden borders Finland and Norway and is a monarchy with a parliamentary form of government. The Swedish health care system has a commitment to provide any form of health protection to all citizens. This statement will prove later on that they have a dramatically lower mortality rate than the World Health Organization (WHO) region average. Overall, Sweden’s health care system helps…

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    Von Koch’s Snowflake Curve Investigation Von Koch’s Snowflake is named after the Swedish mathematician, Helge von Koch. He was the one who described the Koch curve in the early 1900s. The Koch curve is a mathematical curve that is continuous, without tangents. In this investigation, we will be looking at the particularities of Von Koch’s snowflake and curve. Including looking at the perimeter and the area of the curve. This investigation is continued by looking at the square curve as well as the…

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    Why Was He Honored?

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    There are many different definitions of honor. Honor-high respect; esteem, My definition of honor is when you are looked upon by many and the majority of people have appreciated what you have done no matter how big or small of a deal it is. Accomplishments- Nobel had an extraordinarily innovative mind, from which new ideas poured. His genius was bolstered by steely determination to succeed and a huge capacity for hard work. These were driven by bitter memories of the poverty his family…

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    The Very Best Way to Travel Through Scandinavia As we come onto the summer months and are making our travel plans, a great option will be a visit to Scandinavia. It is an extremely large area, the largest region in Europe, but has only about 4% of Europe's total population. Most of those people are congregated in city centers scattered around the large coastal areas, which means that if you want to get the most out of the least amount of time taking the sea routes is probably your best option.…

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    During the 19th century, the Icelandic independence movement started to form while Iceland demands for civil rights increased immensely. Throughout this time the King of Denmark was positioned to meet the demands of the nationalists and Denmark agreed to a constitution, which ultimately became Iceland’s constitution because Denmark ruled Iceland at this time. The constitution consisted upon a repeal to absolute monarchy (monarch has absolute power over his people), which then established a…

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    Sweden has long been known to be a neutral country in wars and has not been involved in any wars for over two hundred years. The citizens of Sweden enjoy a strong economy, higher education and health care, and an extremely low crime rate. Home of the Nobel Peace Prize, Sweden strives for equality and peace in their own nation and throughout the world. Sweden may be one of the most desirable countries due to its stable economy and welfare systems. Motivated to improve the lifestyle of all…

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    Is the New Jersey requirement for local municipalities to create a User-Friendly Budget really going to increase citizen engagement in local government? Are more citizens going to be interested in local government or local politics due to this new requirement by the division of local government services? The answer to this may not yet be known in the State of New Jersey, however, this literature review is going to review several different criteria’s that might answer these questions. First off,…

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    Nestled tightly right in between Sweden and Russia is the beautiful country of Finland. Most of this country is of low elevation due to giant glaciers in the Ice Age. Granitic rocks eroded out of the ground dot most of Finland, besides giant rocks the glaciers gave Finland another phenomenal feature. Lakes, rivers, and valleys have all been carved out by these glaciers. Thick forests and its contradicing flat lands are also very common. Even though Northern Finland is in the Arctic circle the…

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    The Viking Age occurred from late 8th century to mid-11th century. Within this time frame Viking populations across the globe experienced a number of significant changes that signalled the transformation of the Viking age. It should be made clear that this essay will argue for the transformation of the Viking age, as opposed to the end. The main factors behind this transformation are primarily religious in nature, a claim supported by Angus A. Somerville and R. Andrew McDonald, who cite, ‘the…

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