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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2018 3:06 p.m. PST

"Sweden is a well known country today, but they are not particularly well known for their military prowess. Most people today known Sweden for Ikea, pop music, and for being a very successful and rich, but relatively small country. However, many people outside of Sweden and the nearby countries do not realize that just a few hundred years ago, Sweden was one of the most feared military and economic powers in the world.

They held control over the trade routes through the Baltic Sea, and at one point had a stranglehold on almost all of their neighbors, arguably coming closer to defeating the Russians than any other world power ever has. While many people may not be aware of their prowess, the country of Sweden and their mighty army known in later years as the Caroleans were once the most feared force in Northern Europe
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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2018 4:49 a.m. PST

The only thing you need to know about the GNW is that Norway kicked Sweden's ass.
The first invasion the scrappy Norwegian farmers stood ground and threw the Swedes out.
The second one, we were getting tired of Charles XII crap, so we just shot him in the head so his eyeballs popped out.
End of the war, You can all thank us Denmark, Saxon, Prussia, and Russa.

Barin107 Jun 2018 6:15 a.m. PST

May be he went to attack a small fortress in Norway because after Poltava he decided never to try his luck in Russia again? ;)

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2018 7:04 a.m. PST

Gunfreak, that is great! Next time someone at the club goes on about the great Charles XII I will quote!

Well played sir, well played.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2018 11:18 a.m. PST



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