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Gustavus Adolphus

Blood Soaked History

December 3rd 2016
Hello my fellow travellers! I landed in Stockholm early this morning, Marcus was busy with work and the preparations for the birthday party so I'd spend the day alone until the party in the evening. I had already decided to visit Livrustkammaren, the part of the royal palace that houses the arms and armour of the former Swedish kings and queens, I visited it once when I was a boy but it was a lon ... read more
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Swedish Flag A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war in almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both World Wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system interlarded with substant... ... read more
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10th March 2018

Gustavus Adolphus
The Swedish King who led the Protestant armies to victory over the Catholics in the 30 years War. Used mobile square formations as I recall...like a chess board. He was my hero as a child...the stories of his military skill still vivid in the telling. Maybe I have more Swedish in my veins than I give credit...yep...he was my hero as a child...more than my diluted heritage referred to earlier.
11th March 2018

Gustavus Adolphus
He was my hero as well. I'm actually born on Gustavus Adolphus day here in Sweden. ^_^

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