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The beginning of the 18th century seems bright for the Swedish Empire, led by Charles XII. His foes defeated just a few years prior and an unstable peace looms. Parts of Norway, Latvia and Estonia as well as Pomerania now belongs to a new, powerful Sweden in the north.

However, the future is cast into uncertainty as great bouts of lightning fills the skies over Stockholm. Gods will or not, the Swedish Empire disappeared forever. This is the story of what happened when the great and mighty Empire of Sweden appeared in the world of Equestria.

AC: After many sleepless nights, I've finally decided to do this fic. This fic was inspired by "Liberté, égalité, fraternité." If you haven't read it, I strongly suggest that you do. It's a very good fic!
Also, there might be some historical inaccuracies, but I'm trying to make it as historically as possible. Some characters are created by me, but many of the ships, cities, armies and characters are historical.

Please, excuse any spelling mistakes or strange grammar. English is not my first language, but I'm trying my best to make it presentable. I'm Swedish, as you probably could guess from this fic ;P

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Comments ( 92 )

This will either be awesome, or flop. And so far, things have been awesome and filled with suspense.

This will be intresting you chaught my intrest good sir

It's good to see a new story with this kind of premise. This is interesting, I'll be waiting for more. Good job so far.

Interesting premise. Nice to se a story that involves my own country.

*Notices cover art*
*Reads description*
*Reads first chapter*
...

You have my attention, good sir. :moustache:

Gott mit uns, gott mit Carolus rex!

Heh, never thought i would find a fic within the svea stormaktstid era. Will favourite this and wait for the next chapter!

Hopefully Charles won't die early in this timeline :p

7277620 You have no idea how hard it is to find a period where Karl XII is actually home and at semi-peace with the greatest territorial extent! There is so much research for a fic like this. :derpytongue2:

7277706 "semi peace" is the right term to call it xD

If you need any help on the research, i might help you out if i can, since i'm also very interested in this subject :p (though my knowledge may or may not be clouded by extensive EU4 gameplay.)

7279875 I have 1270 hours in EU4 ;)
But yeah, I would appreciate the help. If something comes up, I'll send a memo ;D

Interesting. Ever read Eric Flint's 1632/Ring of Fire 'verse? I've often wondered how actual Swedes (Gustav II Adolphus gets to be the big good of "downtime") or Germans (A west virginia coal mining town is dropped into 1631 Germany, inside territory theoretically held by the Lion of the North's German allies.)

why sweden and nt germany or the all mighty netherlands?

7280118 Yeah, I read it. And all the follow-up books ;P

7280140 Because they've been done. Besides, I'm Swedish. :P

7280241 I'll take it that's good report, then. :) I look forward to reading DPM here when I have a moment, then, but to misquote Tolkien, the work goes ever on!

This is indeed wothy to be read, it will be interesting to see how this develops.

Also, Finland is mentioned, we must party.

If Sweden were to survive, she would have to start growing much

I think that should be a he

While Sweden is an interesting choice, I prefer empires such as Germany (under Frederick the Great), Russia (under Peter the Great), or even Japan (I completely forgot the name of the Emperor I was going to mention).

....oh yes. All of my yes, but now what should the Swedes do now that they rule sea and land?

7283899 That is for time to decide! ;)

7283899 Knowing the swedes and king/(emperor?) Karl XII back then, they would go for the offensive for more arable clay (or clay and and the right to rule.) Then again, from all those constant war back on earth, they might seek for some very needed peace. At least for the time being :derpytongue2:

Oh. My. God.
Yes

I am a big fan of that other story with France (which, being an Aussie, I dare not attempt to spell), and I must say this one's looking good too.

Also, I bow before your EU4 prowess.

Now I don't know Swedish history all to well but at this point are the Caroleans in operation?

not really the fight whould be over in secods with all griffons dead and the swedes without a scratch

7326260 The Caroleans were not so much an army as it was a way of organizing. During the year 1700, regulations and tactics had begun to develop to form into what we know as Caroleans, but they were far from finished. Tactics such as "Gå-På" were implemented around the turn of the century, but were not yet finalized. The first real evidence that shows it is from 1694, but we don't know if it was used. The first time we have historical document of it's actual use was from what I could gather at the battle of Narva in 1700, which is after Sweden is transported. I am going to use the liberty to actually use the tactic in the story, since it must've been worked out before this.

Like I've said before, it's extremely difficult to find historical records and dates of some of these things. Heh, biggest challange of writing this is finding out historical info. (You have NO idea how hard it was to find accurate fleet information!)

This fic was inspired by "Liberté, égalité, fraternité." If you haven't read it, I strongly suggest that you do. It's a very good fic!

In that case, you should link to the story.

"One wore a had, and another one a west" Hat, Vest.

Waiting to see more.

Ayyy, where is Jack Sparrow when ya need him.

they must've been some pretty large ballistas

Oh, you sweet summer child. :moustache:

if you ever need some help with writing or anything just ask me ok?

I'd like to see their fleet, and armada of Man of Wars, Frigates, and Brigs. You should make one of the Man of Wars like the El Impoluto from Assassin's Creed Black Flag. The El Impoluto looks badass.

Swede here with an interest in history, so if you need any help with either research or story development feel free to pm me.

I just hope this dose not end up as a human is superior one side fic.

Firing moar cannon in III...II...I

MOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRR

Maybe it doesn't matter that much, but according to Wikipedia, Polhem didn't use that name until much later in life. In 1700 he was still named Polhammar.

7573620 Ouch. I must've missed that in my research. I thought he was knighted before that. Well, let's leave that one for the alternate history I suppose. I need him to be in the kings service, which he was to some degree in 1700, having worked on the Swedish mines in Dalarna.

7993738 Got an outline for the next chapter, but it's gonna be some time. University, you know ;P

Comment posted by YourFriendlyDictator deleted Mar 5th, 2017

7994140
Okay I understand.Summer time is the best time to continue it.That is just only my opinion.

7994140 Im also making CiE but its the Polish-Lithuanen Commonwealth whom was defeated by german austrian russian forces.

7997865 All power to you if you do it well! I will be on the lookout for it :)

Ahh, nothing like a good human-style ass kicking! And by the Swedes no less!

Good to see this fic alive! :pinkiehappy:

If the main OCs in this story were voiced, what would they sound like?

This is a pretty good read, do you plan to update soon?

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