A hostile new government in Iran held fifty-two American citizens hostage before the eyes of the incredulous world. The détente with the Soviet Union of the Nixon years dissolved into bitter animosity when a second arms control agreement failed in the Senate and a Soviet army of invasion marched into Afghanistan. The United States military juggernaut seemed to have reached its limits.
People from Sweden, Denmark, & Norway can usually understand one another.
Lappland: Sapmi: Sami people live at the Arctic Circle
100 AD: Roman historian Tacitus writes of Svear People
800 AD: Vikings: Pirates
990 AD: Olof Skotkonung
1100 AD: German Hanseatic League controls waterways & fishing on Götland Island.
1397: Union of Kalmar: Queen Margaret of Denmark & Norway gains Sweden
1520: Blood-Bath: Massacre of Swedish nobles after the coronation of Christian II King of Denmark, Sweden & Norway.
Treaty of Vereeniging ends war: Transvaal an English colony.
1902: Indentured laborers imported from China for the mines & they are flogged
1910: Union of South Africa
South African Secret Police: A society strong enough to impose violence on people.