Folkhemmet

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Folkhemmet (literally, People's Home) is a political term in Swedish. It was first used by Rudolf Kjellén in the early 20th century. It was adopted by the Swedish Social Democratic Party in the 1920s. On 18 January 1928, Swedish social democrat Per Albin Hansson delivered a speech including the word.[1] His meaning refered to equality and cooperation. The speech made the term popular.

Nowadays the term may not only refer to Per Albin Hansson's visions but also works as a poetic name for the Swedish welfare state.

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  1. Olle Lönnaeus (21 September 2009). "I valkampen blir alla folkhemskramare" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. http://www.sydsvenskan.se/kronikorer/olle-lonnaeus/i-valkampen-blir-alla-folkhemskramare/. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  2. "Välkommen till folkhemmet" (in Swedish). Svensk mediedatabas. 1983. http://smdb.kb.se/catalog/id/001889162. Retrieved 24 August 2011.