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Daemon
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Gustavus Adolphus Day

Gustavus Adolphus (1594-1632) was the king of Sweden who laid the foundations of the modern Swedish state and turned the country into a major European power. He was killed during the Thirty Years' War while leading a cavalry charge at the Battle of Lützen on November 6, 1632. The anniversary of his death is observed throughout Sweden with patriotic demonstrations—particularly in Skansen, Stockholm's outdoor museum. Enormous bonfires are built on Reindeer Mountain and processions of students carry lighted torches through the museum grounds. More...
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It seems to be bonfire season in Europe! Guy Fawkes Day yesterday, today Gustavus Adolphus Day.
Gary98
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A little less patriotic fervor from everyone should make this world lot more peaceful.
pedro
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still calls for a drink though...
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how do you fight a 30 year war?
monamagda
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Feast of Gustavus Adolphus, King and Martyr, 1632

Indeed, secular military historians glorify Gustav the II’s earthly conquests. Michael Lee Lanning, author of The Military 100, ranks the Lion of the North as the sixth greatest military leader in history, with only an early death preventing a higher ranking. Others have called him the first tactician and the first disciplinarian of the age, the most innovative battle strategist and captain, exhibiting the patience of Hannibal, the persuasiveness of Caesar, the boldness of Alexander, and uniting in one person the art of both monarch and soldier. He was hailed as the most powerful king of the earth and the most brilliant person of his time. As one historian put it, he is “the Founder of Modern War.”

http://wmltblog.org/2011/11/feast-of-gustavus-adolphus-king-and-martyr-1632/
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striker wrote:
how do you fight a 30 year war?


Have to have some passion for it.
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Interesting piece and I found this section extremely intriguing; Gustavus Adolphus (1594-1632) was the king of Sweden "(HE)laid the foundations of the modern Swedish state...particularly education. Among other things, he created the Gymnasia in 1620, which provided for secondary education in Sweden...." And here in America there are politicians, and born again Christians that want to limit and destroy our educational system...Sick, really sick and very sad.
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I don't know Striker and Gary98.....have we really stopped fighting with Russia or China? Do you remember how long ago the 1st Gulf War began? I was born at the end of the Korean War and it seems Hell is always going off someplace.
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Gratulerar på dagen, vänner!
thar
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How do you have a thirty years war? Everybody joins in.

To misquote - " those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it".


Belligerents

Anti-Habsburg States and Allies:
Sweden (from 1630)
 France (from 1635)
Denmark (1625–1629)
Bohemia (1618–1620)
 United Provinces
 Saxony
Electoral Palatinate (until 1623)
Brandenburg-Prussia
Brunswick-Lüneburg
 England (1625–30)[1]
 Scotland (1625–38)[2]
Transylvania
Romanian and Hungarian Anti-Habsburg Rebels[3]

Supported by:
Ottoman Empire
Russian Tsardom[4]
Zaporizhian Sich

Xxxxxxxx

Habsburg States and Allies:
 Holy Roman Empire

Catholic League
Austria
Bohemia (after 1620)
Spanish Empire
Hungary[5]
 Kingdom of Croatia[6]
Denmark (1643–1645)[7]

Supported by:

Poland


Of course it doesn't get close to the hundred years war.
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Happy Gustavus Adolphus Day!



It's tradition to eat a pastry named after the great warrior king.



http://apolyton.net/showthread.php/181774-Happy-Gustavus-Adolphus-Day!
Milica Boghunovich
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Gary98 wrote:
A little less patriotic fervor from everyone should make this world lot more peaceful.


Think Applause Applause Applause
Milica Boghunovich
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Gary98 wrote:
A little less patriotic fervor from everyone should make this world lot more peaceful.


Think Applause Applause Applause
Milica Boghunovich
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Daemon wrote:
Gustavus Adolphus Day

Gustavus Adolphus (1594-1632) was the king of Sweden who laid the foundations of the modern Swedish state and turned the country into a major European power. He was killed during the Thirty Years' War while leading a cavalry charge at the Battle of Lützen on November 6, 1632. The anniversary of his death is observed throughout Sweden with patriotic demonstrations—particularly in Skansen, Stockholm's outdoor museum. Enormous bonfires are built on Reindeer Mountain and processions of students carry lighted torches through the museum grounds. More...


Why celebrate any king or queen when you can celebrate yourself!!! Is there a day named after you?! You haven't taken anyone's life. You are far worthier than any kings/queens/military murderers.
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