When the Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated outside a cinema in central Stockholm in 1986, it was one the few times in modern history that the inhabitants of a Nordic country had been confronted with deadly violence directed against a political leader. The murder of Olof Palme shocked the nation, but it was not until the same tragic scenario repeated itself in September 2003 — with the killing of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh — that the Swedish people started questioning some of the freedoms of open democracy that the country has cherished for the past hundred years.
KeywordsNordic Country Foreign Minister Emergency Preparedness Terror Attack Security Council Resolution
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