Talk:Second Northern War

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Good article Second Northern War has been listed as one of the Warfare good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
April 12, 2010 Good article nominee Listed


The result of this war was rather "mixed", with minor swedish defeat against Poland-Lithuania/Holly Roman Empire and swedish minor victory against Denmark and Russia. Proposition: Result: Mixed -Swedish invasion on Poland and Lithuania repeled. -status quo in russo-swedish war -Treaty of Copenhagen

Brandenburgian-Swedish alliance and Russia's war on Sweden[edit]

"...stayed in besieged Danzig, just a few kilometers away from Charles X Gustav's quarters in Elbing".

Two things:

  1. In that time Danzig (I understand that an author meant Gdańsk, am I right?) wasn't besieged anymore;
  2. There is 55 kilometers from Gdańsk to Elbląg, not "a few" - two days of marching for any unopposed army of 17th cent.

belissarius (talk) 02:15, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for pointing that out. One could argue if 55 km are "a few" or not, compared to other distances in the PLC or the perception of distances in Central Europe and the US, but since this is open to interpretation, I go for introducing the "55 km". Regarding the 1656 siege, it is true that this siege was lifted in September, two month befor the king arrived, and the Siege of Danzig (1655–1660) article regarding this siege needs expansion.
I have thus changed the sentence to read "[...] stayed in Danzig, where a Swedish siege had to be lifted due to Dutch intervention, just 55 kilometers away from Charles X Gustav [...]", taking your word for the 55 kilometers. Best Skäpperöd (talk) 11:22, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Second Northern War/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: –– Jezhotwells (talk) 20:08, 12 April 2010 (UTC)


I shall be reviewing this article against the Good Article criteria, following its nomination for Good Article status.

Disambiguations: I could not determine the correct target for Frederick of Hesse, all the Wikipedia articles are about later Fredericks. I fixed all others. diff

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Checking against GA criteria[edit]

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    I am very happy to pass this as a good article. Congratulations! I shall leave you decide what to do about Frederick of Hess. Perhaps there is not an artcile on this particular noble. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 21:10, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Colonial actions[edit]

The War enabled New Netherland to seize control of New Sweden in September 1655, ending what was possibly the most significant Swedish colony in history. Clearly this wasn't a major aspect of the Second Northern War overall, but I still think the article should make at least a passing mention of the brief colonial conflict and the following battle between the Dutch and the Susquehannock, a Native American ally of New Sweden. - Oisín(Message) 16:30, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Discussion on major conflict infobox[edit]

A discussion on a major conflict infobox is taking place at Template talk:WW2InfoBox#Allies.. All input welcome. Thank you. walk victor falk talk 07:23, 30 April 2014 (UTC)


Was Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth fighting at two fronts?[edit]

The Russo-Polish War (1654–67) was still going on. Alexis Ivanov (talk) 02:04, 21 January 2016 (UTC)