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Svealand

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Svealand is a region in south central Sweden.

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  • Mora In Dalarna, with the Zorn House
  • Falun With the (discontinued) Falu Copper Mine
  • Sala Silver mine
  • Nora Selection of wooden houses
  • Mariefred Small town with Gripsholm Castle
  • Sigtuna One of the oldest towns in Sweden
  • Vaxholm Situtated on an island off Stockholm

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Svealand was the original core of the Svealand kingdom in the middle ages until it's consolidation in the 11th century. In the 16th century, the soon-to-be king Gustav Vasa took refuge in the province Dalarna to avoid the Danish who had massacred the entire Swedish noble on a square in Stockholm, except for Gustav Vasa. Here he got support from the farmers and caused an uprising. He contracted German mercenaries and crushed all Danish garrisons, and finaly invaded Stockholm.

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