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Partition of Sweden, or partition of Denmark, in early modern era
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Rob
2018-04-23 02:10:02 UTC
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How could we change Scandinavian history between the dissolution of the Kalmar Union in 1523 and 1900 so that one or more of the regional states ends up completely partitioned like the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

For example- a partition of Sweden between Russia and Denmark-Norway.

Or a partition of Denmark between Sweden and Brandenburg-Prussia.

Or a total end to Scandinavian independence through a Russian annexation of Denmark and Sweden, or a partition of Scandinavia between Russia and Britain, or Russia and Britain and a third power like Netherlands or Brandenburg-Prussia or France or Poland or the HRE.
Alex Milman
2018-04-23 15:17:51 UTC
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Post by Rob
How could we change Scandinavian history between the dissolution of the Kalmar Union in 1523 and 1900 so that one or more of the regional states ends up completely partitioned like the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
For example- a partition of Sweden between Russia and Denmark-Norway.
Or a partition of Denmark between Sweden and Brandenburg-Prussia.
Or a total end to Scandinavian independence through a Russian annexation of Denmark and Sweden, or a partition of Scandinavia between Russia and Britain, or Russia and Britain and a third power like Netherlands or Brandenburg-Prussia or France or Poland or the HRE.
Would the union of the crowns do?

Karl Peter Ulrich, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp was a heir to BOTH Russian and Swedish throne and the obstacle was a religion: while Russian succession required Orthodoxy, the Swedish one - Lutheranism. As a result, Karl Peter became Peter III of Russia with the Swedish crown going to his uncle. Now, assume that the Swedes are not as religion-set as in OTL and you are getting a perfectly legitimate union of the crowns.
s***@yahoo.com
2018-04-23 23:41:35 UTC
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I am amazed to hear about Karl-Peter, but I heard an old saying that swedes & russians ought not to get drunk together.

Nils

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