Sweden was both one of the first countries to introduce film censorship and one of the last democracies to abolish it.
- Defining moments # 16Banned in 2010.
- Defining moments # 15Took years to repair.
When the Soviet Union attacked Finland, many Swedes rushed to help. But Sweden's response to Germany's invasion of Norway in 1940 was less neighbourly, says historian Henrik Berggren.
- Defining moments # 10Allowed female priests in 1958.
It took almost four decades of discussion before the Lutheran Church of Sweden started allowing women to become priests and bishops in 1958.
- Defining moments # 7Legalized since 1974.
Today, Sweden has one of the most liberal abortion acts in the world, but it took us almost half a century to get here.
- Defining moments # 6In 1979.
It's now been over 35 years since the Swedish parliament voted in favour of the country's both hailed and criticized ban on corporal punishment in the home.
- Defining moments # 1Ran aground close to a Swedish naval base.
On October 27th of 1981, a foreign submarine ran aground outside the small coastal city of Karlskrona in southern Sweden. The incident started an 11-day long diplomatic tug of war between Sweden and the Soviet Union.