The Swedish government is to start sending instructional brochures to all 4.8 million households, providing some information what to do in the case of war, according to the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency.
The 20-page brochure titled ‘If Crisis or War Comes’ will be sent to the Swedish between May 28 and June 3. The pamphlet with simple illustrations reveals the threats, which the Sweden nation is facing nowadays. Among them are a military conflict, natural disasters, cyber and terror attacks.
“Although Sweden is safer than many other countries, there are still threats to our security and independence,” the brochure reads.
“If Sweden is attacked by another country, we will never give up. All information to the effect that resistance is to cease is false.”
The head of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, who prepared the pamphlet Dan Eliasson stressed the importance of this document and the necessity “to prepare ourselves”, according to the Daily Mail newspaper:
“Even if Sweden is safer than many other countries… threats do exist,” Eliasson stressed. “It’s important that everyone has knowledge of what can threaten us so we can prepare in case something serious occurs.”
In December 2017, the Swedish Defense Commission published a report titled ‘Resilience‘, which presented military proposals between 2021 and 2025. According to the report, it was recommended to invest 400 million euros per year to modify the military and civilian defense systems so the nation could stand a blockade for three months.