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Seriously?! That was hardly a concern.
Russia (or more correctly, the Soviet Union) was at war with Finland!
Sweden’s top priorities in WW2 were basically:
1) Try to keep Sweden out of it
2) Help Finland
3) Help Norway and Denmark
The reasoning behind allowing German soldiers stationed in Norway pass through Sweden on their way to leave in Germany and on their return to Norway was mainly the first. But if it incidently helped the Finns in their fight for survival, all the better.
I’ve said this before; if Sweden had joined the war on the allied side, we would have become allied with The Soviet Union, and they were at war with Finland. At the same time we had nearly 10,000 Swedish volunteers fighting for Finland and we had ”lent them” one third of our fighter aircraft and four bomb planes. Russia’s attempts to swallow Finland pretty much ensured we couldn’t join the allied side. We did not want Finland to become part of the Soviet Union.
Thus Russian casualties were the least of our concerns.
Whatever you do, always give 100 %!
Except when donating blood.
If Hogwarts wishes to reclaim the mantle of civil discourse, then it must immediately condemn any actions that make anyone feel uncomfortable at any time for any reason — specifically, supporters of Lord Voldemort. The Triwizard Tournament is our national pastime — we should all be able to enjoy the games after a long day’s work, whether it’s drafting and enacting policies that permanently traumatize children fleeing violence or accounting. As much as we would not want to live in a world where accountants were booed at Triwizard Tournaments just because they are accountants, we should also not want to live in a world where political leaders were booed for locking hundreds of children in cages and then denying them toothpaste. Civil discourse, at its root, means that nobody should ever feel shame or embarrassment for their political opinions because all political opinions are neutral and equal.