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Swedish Empire

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  1. Sweden was, between 1611 and 1718, one of the great powers of Europe

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  2. During the 17th century Sweden emerged as a European great power

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  3. In modern historiography this period is known as the Swedish Empire, or Stormaktstiden ("the era of great power")

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  4. At the conclusion of the Thirty Years' War, the Peace of Westphalia Congress in 1648 granted Sweden territories as war reparations

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  5. As a result of eighteen years of war, Sweden gained small and scattered possessions, but had secured control of three principal rivers in north Germany — the Oder, the Elbe and the Weser — and gained toll-collection rights for those great commerc

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