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Svealand''' was the original core of the ''Svealand'' kingdom in the middle ages until its 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 finally invaded Stockholm. |+|
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Svealand is the south-central region of Sweden.
Svealand was the land of the svear, the Suiones, documented by Roman historian Tacitus. They united with the Geats of Götaland 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 king Christian II who had massacred much of the Swedish nobility in Stockholm.
Central Svealand is known as Bergslagen, a mining and manufacturing district that was the core of Swedish industry from the 14th century to the 1960s. Since then, the mill towns have declined, in a process similar to the West Midlands of England and Ruhr in Germany, while Stockholm has become more dominant.
As with the rest of Sweden, most people speak fluent English.