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Sweden. Nick Porterfield. 800 – 1050 Viking Age. Unclear history or when Sweden was first a nation Expansion of the territories Erik and Sverker clans Sweden included Finland 1000 AD, first Christian Swedish king. 1397 – 1521 Kalmar Union. After Black Death (1348-1350)

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    1. Sweden Nick Porterfield

    2. 800 – 1050 Viking Age • Unclear history or when Sweden was first a nation • Expansion of the territories • Erik and Sverker clans • Sweden included Finland • 1000 AD, first Christian Swedish king

    3. 1397 – 1521 Kalmar Union • After Black Death (1348-1350) • 1/3 of population dies from plague • Queen Margaret I from Denmark • Denmark, Norway, and Sweden • United under one monarch • Stockholm Bloodbath (1520) • 80 Swedish leaders killed • Sweden breaks the union

    4. 1523 – 1560 Vasa Period • Gustav Vasa led Sweden to independence from Denmark • Established modern Swedish state • Broke from the Roman Catholic Church

    5. Modern Era 1700 – 1721 Great Northern War • Sweden lost to Denmark, Poland, and Russia • Lost most of their provinces around the Baltic • Present day Sweden borders resulted 1814 – 1905 • Sweden and Norway united under 1 king 1901 Alfred Nobel starts Nobel Prizes 1905 Norway separates from Sweden

    6. Modern Era 1914 Sweden neutral during World War I 1920 Joined the League of Nations 1939 Sweden neutral during World War II 1946 Joined the United Nations 1995 Joined the European Union Olympic History • First participated in 1896 • Hosted the 1912 Summer Olympics (Stockholm) • Overall has won 475 Summer medals • 142 Gold, 160 Silver, 173 Bronze • Overall has won 118 Winter medals • 43 Gold, 31 Silver, 44 Bronze

    7. Nick Porterfield Sweden History - Time Line Alfred Nobel Starts Nobel Prize 1901 First Olympics 1896 Great Northern War 1700-1721 Viking Age 800 - 1050 Vasa Period 1523-1560 Queen Christina 1632-1654 Black Plague 1350 Hosted Summer Olympics 1912 1000 1400 1520 1560 1630 1700 1800 1900 2000 800 1st Christian King 1000 Stockholm Bloodbath 1520 New Constitution 1634 Norway Separates 1905 Joined EU 1995 Joined League of Nations 1920 Joined UN 1946 Remained Neutral for WWI & WWII