Talk:Swedish iron-ore mining during World War II
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Who added this citation "Halford Mackinder's Necessary War". It appears to have been written by a paranoiac, does not list citations, is at variance with all the published sources I have seen, and in my opinion should be removed forthwith. UrbanTerrorist 02:41, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
Article full of utter fake info!
The idea that two or four "pocket coastal battleships" could stop a seaborne german invasion of Sweden is pretty ridiculous. You should be aware that nazi Germany had excellent U-boat and dive bomber units, which would destroy any swedish surface combatants quickly. (The 12x12" mighty russian dreadnought Petropavlovsk was sunk by legendary stuka pilot Hans Rudel with a single 1000kg bomb which he dropped right down the funnel. British aircraft carrier was sunk by U-boat.) Because of the Luftwaffe air superiorty (Me-109 vs. oldie american-italian Falco fighters) the swedes would be at the mercy of Hiter in case of an invasion.
The real reason Sweden got spared was that they were very servient towards Hitler, gave all their iron in exchange for gold melted from jewish teeth and actively encouraged western aircrews to defect. More than 40 heavy bombers and dozens of american fighters leapt to Sweden to excuse themselves from WWII, which greatly hurt allied morals.
All in all, Sweden, just like Switzerland, avoided WWII and occupation by becoming nazi collaborants, rather than their credible deterrent force. The vast income they made on the tremendous suffering of WWII is the source of their current-day prosperity. Frankly, both country should cough up some large sum to compensate the victims of WII. 188.8.131.52 07:41, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Didn't Sweden start WWII when the Swedes invaded Poland?
There is no denying that some companies and private persons with power in Sweden did make a lot of money from the nazi collaboration. But the Swedish economical boom from the 50s until the 80s was more influenced by the market opportunities that came AFTER the war. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 20:22, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
Correct me if I'm wrong but should the article name not be Swedish iron ore mining during World War II as Sweden mined iron ore. Iron is a product of iron ore and not mined as such but instead produced. Calistemon (talk) 08:08, 28 July 2015 (UTC)