The Great Northern War (1700–1721) was a conflict in which a coalition led by the Tsardom of Russia successfully contested the supremacy of the Swedish Empire in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. Britain wants to keep Canada, but reluctantly returns it. The French and British attempt multiple naval invasions into the Baltic, as well as the norwegian coast, but they can never get a foothold and getting into the baltic proves treacherous to get into, costing the overzealous British the majority of the fleet, while the Prussian navy is non-existent after having been landlocked for the last 50ish years. Download Citation | Great Northern War (1700–21) | Between 1700 and 1721 Sweden had to fight a strong coalition of three, then five, of its neighbors. Even if a favourable peace would have been concluded after an exceptional reversal of fate in the Great Northern War, Sweden simply did not have the manpower, economy, ressources and logistics to sustain such large conquests. I intend to improve this timeline and flesh it out more, so I hope you appreciate it. This is when the enemies of the Swedish empire realized that it was the time to get control of the lands of the Swedish empire. As Russia still kept up it's eastward expansion and still colonises Alaska, the US buys it from them. Required fields are marked *. The King of Hannover was also King George II of Great Britain.. After the coalition attacked them, Sweden invaded Russia in 1709 which was not a good idea. Britain and France alike tax their American colonies heavily in order to pay back the tremendous debt, they racked up. Yes, he could have. the rights to establish colonies in Africa, many places in Asia, America, and South America. There is a bit of OOCness because this is AU, but c'est la vie. It also paved the way for the Trønder War and Polono-Austrian War. Now you have two main superpowers, in Europe but the thing is, he wouldn’t have invaded Russia because it would already be in, control of the Swedes. The war went from 1700 to 1721. Tensions rise and after a swift war, Britain and Germany defeat Sweden and Austria. What if the king Karl XII, Carolus Rex, didn't die and the Sweden become a superpower? I don't see Sweden dominating the Baltic as a feasible outcome on the long term. Russia is torn apart by peasant revolts, which are brutally suppressed. Seems somewhat realistic, but then again, actual history would've been unpredictable from that point, just because of all the factors at play. Pommerania and Livonia change hands multiple times, while Denmark becomes too fortified to be invaded. The … They join the war on the Anglo-French side, taking all of Pomerania as well as Silesia. This war that eventually led to the end of Sweden's age of greatness also contained its greatest moments. Since the Swedes had been conquering territories lately, Napoleon is, Next, we’re probably at WWI right now and Austria-Hungary has risen to power, but Germany, has been taken over by the Swedes and Russia isn’t a power any more. Archduke Franz Ferdinand still, would have been assassinated, starting WWI and a tangle of alliances would make this new and, reformed powers list. Next, they would probably start invading smaller countries to expand their empire. The Great Northern War (1700–1721), was a war fought between Sweden and the coalition of Russia, Saxony, Poland, and Denmark-Norway.In 1715 Prussia and Hannover joined the war against Sweden. With lands in Denmark and Norway and Poland, they might as well invade Prussia and that would probably be the easiest out of the, superpowers to conquer. What. Russia suffered a defeat in the Battle of Narva in November, but regained the offensive and the city of St. Petersburg was founded between 1703 and 1707. The great northern war cemented that Mother Russia is here to stay, something that wouldn't be possible without Tsar Peter the Great. First of all, Russia would never gain access to the Baltic ever again. The war that established Russian supremacy in the Baltic. What. Obviously, Britain is suspected but the government denies any support. STEPHEN L. KLING, JR. Could Sweden Have Won the War with a Victory at Poltava: A Study in Counterfactual Military History. In the ensuing confusion tsar Peter is killed, some allege by his own officers. STEPHEN L. KLING, JR. Could Sweden Have Won the War with a Victory at Poltava: A Study in Counterfactual Military History. This study explores, in detail, the numerous armies and complex alliances engaged in the war for Northern … A massive army is assembled and marches east, up the Baltic coast, through Finland and finally into Sweden from the North. Next, Sweden would have one of the biggest superpowers the world had ever seen, giving them. War. About 200 000 Swedes perished in this war, 25 000 in battle and 175 000 from usual war effects such as famine, exhaustion and disease. With the removal of Russia from the world stage, the ottoman are far more stable an put up more resistance against the Austrian Empire. Learn how your comment data is processed. After years of fighting and immense support (though never direct) the colonies achieve independence. Join the mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from me. Later the Prussian king will be made the leader of a German confederation (similar to the confederation of the Rhine, as the British and French can't agree on a candidate. On the allies it would be Sweden, France, and England. Manifest-Destinying their way South, they are able to expand more, as the slave vs free states balance is maintained using Canada. Now there are countless threads asking what if sweden won. Sensing an opportunity, Sweden backs the colonies and takes Denmark while no one is watching. would happen? 1705 -Treaty of Warsaw signed. The Great Northern War was fought by the combined forces of Peter the Great of Russia, Augustus II of Saxony-Poland, and Frederick IV of Denmark-Norway against King Charles XII of Sweden. The Great Northern War (1700–1721) was a conflict in which a coalition led by the Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) joined the coalition in 1714 for Hanover and in 1717 for Britain, and Frederick William I of Brandenburg-Prussia joined it in 1715.. Charles XII led the Swedish army. The King of Hannover was also King George II of Great Britain.. After the coalition attacked them, Sweden invaded Russia in 1709 which was not a good idea. Fighting would be, fierce but Mexico and Canada would never get involved in wars in Europe bc too busy dealing, with the Swedes. The Great Northern War saw its beginnings in 1700 with the alliance of Denmark–Norway, Saxony and Russia. Canadians would be doing the same thing as well but Mexico would side with the Swedes. In this alternative history mod you could find out! Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page. STEPHEN L. KLING, JR. The initial leaders of the anti-Swedish alliance were Peter the Great of Russia, Frederick IV of Denmark–Norway and Augustus II the Strong of Saxony-Poland-Lithuania. This leads to peace talks, in which Prussia returns silesia and ceases Prussian Pomerania to Sweden. The Great Northern War was a war mainly between Swedenball and a coalition of Russiaball, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealthball and Denmarkball.Swedenball lost and Russiaball won and became STRONK. They would be the, Your email address will not be published. At this point Austria rejoins the war and Poland Lithuania switches back to the coalition. Italy is united by President Garibaldi without the threat of austrian intervention and with German/British support. Sweden would become a player on the European stage possibly conquering, the powers that had fought with Russia during the Great Northern War, and in my mind they, would take over Poland and Denmark, because they would probably the ones most hit in the. On the Swedish side were Holstein-Gottorp, several Polish and Lithuanian magnates under Stanisław … France and Britain collapse into revolts simultaneously and irredentist, revolutionary republics are declared. This resulted in Great Britain declaring war on Sweden in 1717. And most importantly, how would this effect European history? only has allies with the Ottoman Empire which is in jeopardy of being taken over by the Swedes. Charles is still alive, though old and incapable of leading armies himself. France is not punished harshly, like Britain giving up her colonial holdings to Sweden. They were up against the young Charles XII of Sweden and his allies which included the Ottoman Empire, Holstein–Gottorp, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and with some back and forth allegiance, the Cossack Hetmanate. Sensing an opportunity Carolus Rex helps liberate Norway from the danish yoke and puts it under the Swedish yoke instead. GNW but also it would have effected Norway. With the city as his anvil and his strike force as the hammer, he obliterates the grand army. Swedish Prisoners of War in Russia during the Great Northern War. The timeline will be told through a series of fictional articles and book excerpts from this timeline. Seeing how France can now focus on the colonies and has support from the Swedish navy, the British are desperate. JUSSI JALONEN If the allies were to win WWI A-H would dissolve and the Ottoman Empire would also, dissolve. The war resulted in the decline of Swedish influence and the emergence of Russia as a major power in that region. What if the Sweden had won the Great Northern War? giving them a huge empire that had its reach on every continent that was known. He maintains friendly relations with western Europe, while Russia becomes more and more isolated. What if Sweden won the Great Northern War? Because they have multiple powers in the Ottoman Empire and possible Austria-Hungary, they, would invade Italy and parts of Asia, giving them a territory span of maybe two times larger than, America on the other hand would probably still be dealing with the Swedes in NA and the. With his strategic capabilities, Prussia is almost beaten, while Great Britain takes Canada. The initial leaders of the anti-Swedish alliance were Peter the Great of Russia, Frederick IV of Denmark–Norway and Augustus II the Strong of Saxony-Poland-Lithuania. This would turn Sweden into a European superpower, attracting, the eyes and ears of England, France, Spain, and Prussia. Spain still gets invaded and still loses it's empire but due to the lack of support, the Spanish war of independence is far longer and far more costly. one thing we will never know. The Great Northern War was fought between Sweden’s Charles XII and a coalition lead by Peter the Great.By the end of the war, Sweden had lost her supremacy as the leading power in the Baltic region and was replaced by Peter the Great… Let's find it out with the mod "Legacy of Carolus Rex". Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Second, Russia would lose. First of all, Russia would never gain access to the Baltic ever again. The Great Northern War (1700–1721) was a conflict in which a coalition led by the Tsardom of Russia successfully contested the supremacy of the Swedish Empire in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. Swedish forces crush the Russians at Poltava. Thus for the time being Russia does not wage any offensive wars and is completely turned inwards. 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