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Great Northern War

The Great Northern War was the war fought between a coalition of Russia, Denmark-Norway and Saxony-Poland (from 1715 also Prussia and Hanover) on one side and Sweden on the other side from 1700 to 1721. It started by a coordinated attack on Sweden by the coalition in 1700 and ended 1721 with the conclusion of the Treaty of Nystad. As a result of the war, Russia supplanted Sweden as the dominant Power on the Baltic Sea and became a major player in European politics.

The Swedish Victory at Narva.
(Painting by Gustaf Cederström, 1910.)

Extensive information on the major battles and campaigns of the Great Northern War can be found as part of these articles:

Note: Not to be confused with the Northern War (1655-1661)

See also: List of Swedish wars

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