Sweden’s Forgotten Overseas Colonies

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At one point in its history, Sweden was striving to become a bona fide empire. For one century, they almost made the leap from regional power to true empire. But everyone knows you cannot truly be seen as an empire unless you have a swath of overseas colonies in your portfolio. No flag, no empire…

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