SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
Very interesting. #Sweden has sent a pamphlet with instructions on how to “be prepared for war” to 4.8million homes. Random quote: “If Sweden is attacked … we will never give up. All information to the effect that resistance is to cease is false.” https://t.co/9S5N0OFk2O pic.twitter.com/nK8Q4VWvN5
— Jake Hanrahan (@Jake_Hanrahan) 21 May 2018
Om krisen eller kriget kommer (If crisis or war comes) explains how people can secure basic needs such as food, water and heat, what warning signals mean, where to find bomb shelters and how to contribute to Sweden’s “total defence”.
The 20-page pamphlet, illustrated with pictures of sirens, warplanes and families fleeing their homes, also prepares the population for dangers such as cyber and terror attacks and climate change, and includes a page on identifying fake news.
“Although Sweden is safer than many other countries, there are still threats to our security and independence,” the brochure says. “If you are prepared, you are contributing to improving the ability of the country to cope with a major strain.”
Similar leaflets were first distributed in neutral Sweden in 1943, at the height of the second world war. Updates were issued regularly to the general public until 1961, and then to local and national government officials until 1991.