Why make this political "Left wing loonies" ?? Is Sweden the last communist country in Europe ?
the Swedes treat him as a "Hitler of the North" I'm sure they do it with good reason, remember his wars bled Sweden white and lost her alot of territory, which she would've probably lost anyway, but
, I am aware that these wars still cast a shadow over Sweden, and do still affect the countries political stance, remember the Brits voted out of power a great leader, in 1945, who had seem them through some dark days during the war.
Having spoken to some people who voted in that election and asked them why, most simply replied that they were war weiry, then look at Churchills track record, Gallipolli, Greece, Singapore, Dieppe and Italy - the soft under belly of Europe ? And he wanted to carry on against the Russians.
He was a great war leader but eventually the people want a great leader in a peaceful time
As Günter pointed out alot of unsavoury incidents have happened in Europe over the years and some still shape our national politics now, to have a pop at one nation over its beliefs, understanding and memory of its history is naive at best or damn right stupid at worse.
FYI My politics are in the centre ground ( before someone has a pop at me)