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7 reasons we want to be Swedish

If we couldn’t be Irish, we’d definitely want to be Swedish.

WE CAN’T LIE, we do love being Irish.

But have you ever thought about what nationality you’d want to be if you couldn’t be from Ireland? Well, we have. And we’ve decided that Sweden is definitely the pick of the bunch – and here are a few of the reasons why.

1. Their incredibly attractive Royal Family

This is Prince Carl Philip. No, he isn’t a Disney prince come to life, he is a bona fide member of the Swedish Royal Family. Swoon.

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2. Right on

The Swedes have an excellent track record on gender equality and LGBT rights.

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3. The amazing language

Don’t get alarmed – in Swedish, this means it’s the end of the line.

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4. They’re almost as good at the Eurovision as us

Now before you get excited, we did say say ALMOST. We have Sweden to thank for a few Eurovision gems – from the likes of ABBA to this hilarious half-time show at Eurovision 2013, hosted in Malmo.

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5. Design and innovation

We have to hand it to Sweden – without IKEA, many of our homes would be much more sparsely furnished, right? But as it is, we’ve got entertainment units and stackable storage to beat the band. A round of applause for the Swedes.

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6. It’s in the genes

The Swedish people are undeniably an attractive bunch. Just take a look at the likes of Noomi Rapace or Alexander Skarsgård. And remember Britt Ekland?

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7. Breath-taking scenery

From the fjords to the lakes, Sweden has the most incredibly beautiful scenery year-round.

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But perhaps the best thing to come out of Sweden is its beautiful, unique winter wheat. And it’s winter wheat we have to thank for the pure taste of ABSOLUT vodka. Now who wouldn’t want that as their national drink? Lucky old Swedes.

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