As far as Europe goes, Sweden could be considered a bit of a late bloomer. In many ways Sweden was falling behind its more advanced neighbors. Gone were the incredible years of Viking conquest, these were the years of suffering, trying to piece this country together. It seemed that everything was coming to Sweden much later than most other parts of Europe. Sweden did not have a common law until the mid fourteenth century, the capital, Stockholm was only established far in the thirteenth century, Christianity also arrived late, in the eleventh century (Morris 12). A benefit of this is that they avoided the struggle between church and the ru...
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