ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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SWEDEN- Break-Down of Social Contract

taken place in Sweden in the last five months. They symbolise significant changes in the Swedish labour movement.
On January 12, 1980, the Swedish Social Democratic Party, with which every member of the working class is virtually automatically associated, adopted a resolution which reflected a qualitative change in its perception of world politics. This was in response to the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan and the widespread fear of the inevitability of a world war. The resolution read: "The contradictions between the super powers have led to a situation that seriously threatens the peace in the whole world.... The international climate has been worsened by the military invasion by the Soviet Union of Afghanistan. This is an intervention in the affairs of another country that must be condemned, The war in Afghanistan leads to risks of a new race between the super powers to get military dominance in the Third World countries..." After the Social Democratic Party's earlier support to the Vietnamese invasion of Kampuchea, this change is worth noting. It reflects a significant departure from the party's earlier position when it consistently played down the interventionist policies of the Soviet Union and its allies., The second important development was the referendum in March on the per cent of the main exporters' stocks

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