By the 1928 Swedish parliamentary elections, which were a great success for the Right, the Swedish National Youth League (SNU), began to serve as youth league for the General Electoral League (today’s Moderate Coalition Party). However, in the early 1930s, there was a clear conflict between the two organizations, and in 1934, their cooperation ceased. In the same year, a new youth association, Ungsvenskarna (The Young Swedes), was formed after an initiative from the party’s executive board. In Karlstad, a local branch of The Young Swedes was created on 26 April 1934. At the same time, a regional organization for Värmland County was formed, as well as several other local branches within the county.
The aim of this study is to investigate how the formation of the local association occured, what activities that were conducted by the association in its early years, and what socioeconomic groups who chose to engage in The Young Swedes in a country town as Karlstad.
Within Karlstad Young Swedish Association, studying soon became an important part of the activity. From study reports dated to 1935–1937, we know what issues that were studied in Karlstad Young Swedish Association included general political overview, policy issues such as economy and defense, as well as occasional issues without any clear political connection.
An examination of the social groups who held board positions in the local branches of The Young Swedes in Värmland County in the early 1940s shows that the service class dominated in the cities, while people from the farming class had a prominent position in the countryside.
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