I remember being very impressed by the first season of Vikings Valhalla last year when it premiered on Netflix. Season 2 dropped not that long ago and the quality is mostly the same. Like almost every story set in a time of political and historical change, things are much different for many of the characters…
Before becoming king, George I of Great Britain’s wife Sophia Dorothea of Celle had an affair with a Swedish count named Philip Christoph von Königsmarck. He disappeared and was presumably murdered.
King Gustav III of Sweden had an obsession with proving that coffee was an unhealthy drink because he hated it so much. It was said that he gave large amounts to a convicted murderer expecting him to die, but he actually outlived the king himself
Sweden saw economic opportunities in North Korea during the 1970s. Many Swedish companies exported goods, including one thousand Volvos that were never paid for. The Soviet Union called it the biggest car theft in history.
Sweden helps the United States and some other nations as they have good diplomatic ties with the communist nation of North Korea.