Sunday, November 06, 2016

Gustavus Adolphus

Hello, Karstuhl here!

It is a national day of commemoration in Sweden today. It is the anniversary of the battle of Lützen in 1632, were Sweden won, but the Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus was killed. Sweden took part in ending the war in 1648 as a great power, most of this thanks to Gustavus Adolphus.

For my part, I do not see so much cause for commemoration. It would be better, if Sweden still held any of the territories on the south shore of the Baltic Sea, that Sweden gained in the peace treaty of Westphalia in 1648.

It would be more than tree hundred years after this battle, that any Shibas came to Sweden.

The Gustavus Adolphus pastries are great, anyway. Those make the day worth a commemoration.

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