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, which also dates from the 14th century, has a blue shield with three golden crowns.
These symbols were probably the basis for the Swedish flags of blue and yellow recorded in later years, the earliest of which (from the late 14th century) was composed simply of horizontal stripes.
The accession to the European Union in 1995 meant that neutrality as a principle was abolished.
Sweden is still today a neutral and non-aligned country in regard to foreign and security policy. Nevertheless, the Swedish neutrality during World War II has been much debated and challenged later.
However, Sweden's military and government have been involved in major peacekeeping actions and other military support functions around the world.By early June 1940 the Norwegian Campaign stood as a failure for the allies, and by securing access to Norwegian ports by force, Nazi Germany could obtain the Swedish iron ore supply it needed for war production despite the British naval blockade.In any discussion of quality-of-life policies, Scandinavian countries inevitably come up.There may also have been some copper being mined at Timna, a source in ancient Israel dating to the Bronze Age. The golden, translucent fossil tree sap was as treasured as gold in ancient times in Israel and Mycenaean Greece.In addition to trade in metals and amber, there was also an exchange in religious and cultural influences.