Sweden Really Is One of the World’s Largest Exporters of Arms Per Capita

Swedish arms trade
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Episode 1:

When people think of Sweden, I think they think of the peace loving Swedes, generous welfare state, equality, neutrality. You know, all these progressive ideas.

But what they may not know is that Sweden is one of the world’s largest exporters of weapons per capita.

And the country has a long history of exporting weapons. So how can you be neutral while selling arms? To learn more about this dichotomy, we’re joined today by the president of the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society, Anna Ek.

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