Friday, May 20

Sweden was a great power. Then they ended up at war with Russia.

Swedish soldiers patrol on Gotland. Sweden is now on guard due to the crisis between Russia and the West.

Sweden has been in a clinch with Russia several times before. With a young Charles XII at the helm, the battle of Narva was a great Swedish triumph against a redundant Russia.

Sweden was once a great power. Then came the defeats in a row. The biggest thing happened in what is today Ukraine.

There is a big celebration in Stockholm.

At the Battle of Narva in Estonia on November 30, 1700, the Swedes won a sensational victory against Russian forces, which were three times as many.

The tension that is currently unfolding between Sweden and Russia in the Baltic Sea has a long history.

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