The box states these figures are for the period 1687 to 1721, but why? By the later part of the 17th century Sweden was very strong. As the Great Power period continued she had taken territory from all her neighbours, virtually making the Baltic a Swedish lake, so was well used to warfare long before 1687. However that year saw the introduction of a standardised uniform of blue coats for most of the army (although it took many years to actually deliver it). Ten years later a youth ascended the throne of Sweden, and her envious neighbours thought they had their chance for revenge. The result was the Great Northern War, which ended in 1721 and led to the end of the Swedish Empire.
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