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The Northern Wars. War, State and Society in Northeastern Europe, 1558-1721 Modern Wars in Perspective

Sweden, Prussia, and Russia. Three great powers were forged in the fire of the Northern Wars. The military monarchies fed on weaker neighbours where such existed. In the sixteenth century, Poland-Lithuania, Brandenburg and Sweden carved up the small Baltic empire left by the crusading knights of the Teutonic Order. In the eighteenth century, the neighboursContinue reading “The Northern Wars. War, State and Society in Northeastern Europe, 1558-1721 Modern Wars in Perspective”