- May 2014
Sweden got a lot of immigrants in spite of not having much of a colonial history, though.Not on the scale France did. France got a lot of immigrants cause the people in French colonies spoke French and they were geographically near. The UK also because a lot of the colonies were English etc. A landlocked country in Eastern Europe where they speak a foreign language is going to be far less of a catch. Especially given the context of the Cold War. Of course they'll get some immigration, everywhere does, but it's the scale that matters.