Sweden is the latest wealthy democracy to recognize a Palestinian state, reports Quartz. Upon the election of a left-leaning government in the Scandinavian state recently, it was said that a "two-state solution requires mutual recognition and a will to peaceful co-existence." The addition of Sweden, as well as Iceland and Finland in recent years, brings the total number of countries officially acknowledging the state of Palestine up to 135.
Quartz also provides a map of which countries recognized Palestine back in 1988. The addition of nearly the entirety of South America to the list is the most striking change in the last twenty-six years.