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The heck with it. Private-household flag ownership, by country. Readers

tell me that small, recently-free European countries have very high

levels–places like Estonia and Slovenia. Also (from one reader who seems

to know the country well) SWEDEN. Reader: “Every Swedish family has a

summer house, or a boat, or both, and I’ve never seen either without a very

large and prominent Swedish Flag – much more than in the US, I think. You

see one of those little archipelago islands–it looks like they might be

blown over by all the flapping flags.” The Swedes–super-patriots! Who



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