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Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs original background narratives with well over 100 documents to chronicle the major events of the year, from official reports and surveys to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. Full-source citations are provided. Readers have easy access to material through a detailed, thematic table of contents, and each event includes references to related coverage and documents from the last ten editions of the series. Events covered in the 2018 Edition include:  • Historic U.S. and South Korean diplomatic advances with North Korea  • Investigation of Russian influence in U.S. elections  • Chinese constitutional changes granting presidential terms for life  • March for Our Lives and gun control demonstrations  • Changes to U.S. immigration and trade policies  • Legalization of marijuana in Canada  • Resignation of Australian prime minister  • Pope declares death penalty inadmissible Volumes in this series dating back to 1972 are available as online editions on SAGE Knowledge.

Swedish Parliament Vote of No Confidence in Prime Minister : September 25 and October 22, 2018
Swedish Parliament Vote of No Confidence in Prime Minister
Linda Grimm

Sweden’s government was in limbo for more than three months following its September 2018 general election. None of the country’s political parties secured a majority of seats in parliament, and the vote left the traditional center-left and center-right political blocs deadlocked. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven lost a no-confidence vote in parliament following the election, leaving Speaker Andreas Norlén in charge of talks with the various party leaders to agree on a new government. Most were staunchly opposed to collaborating with the Sweden Democrats, a far-right, anti-immigrant party that won the third-largest number of seats in ...

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