Alternative History


Following the Swedish victory against Denmark and the successful storming of Copenhagen, the Danish Kingdom was incorporated into the Swedish empire. The Swedes now start to cooperate with the Dutch Republic although relations in the beginning were frosty and sometimes hostile, The Dutch saw that Swedish wealth could help to create a maritime empire and even today after the collapse of the European colonial empires and the rise of nationalism, Sweden and the Dutch Republic remain close allies. Next Year in 2011 the question about a union will be raised and voted about.

Sweden's rise to an Empire[]

Main Timeline:

1649: The Dutch never sent the treaty in which they promise to defend Denmark from an unprovoked attack.

June 1658: Charles X decides to wait a year with the invasion and receives the Dutch alliance proposal. He accepts and therefore gains a lot of money to raise more forces. (The Dutch offered a 100 kilos of gold)

December 1659: Charles X decides not to storm Copenhagen because of icy weather and ice at the route of attack. Charles X thinks that he can starve the defenders to capitulation.

April: Re-inforcement from Swedish occupied Jylland Arrives to help with the siege. A Danish spy sends information telling the danish high command that 3400 infantry, 600 cavalry, 14 heavy guns and 19 light guns has arrived and sadly has been sent to the danish weak point

May 1660: Without the help of the dutch fleet the danish fleet is battered but not destroyed (It will sail for Bergen for reparations). The Swedish claim that their victory shows that thae are destined to rule the Baltic.

June 1660: Charles orders Bohuslän Regiment, Dalecarlia Regiment, Jönköping Regiment, Kalmar Regiment, Södermanland Regiment to take the western parts of the city. They succeed with only twenty percent casualties. The Swedes can once again claim superiority over the danish.

The battle of the western parts of Copenhagen:


Bohuslän Regiment: 1254 men at the beginning of the battle 1026 at the end.

Dalecarlia Regiment: 1198 men at the beginning of the battle 1011 at the end.

Jönköping Regiment: 1312 men at the beginning of the battle 1102 at the end.

Kalmar Regiment: 1145 at the beginning of the battle 904 at the end.

Södermanland Regiment (Re-inforced with two battalions of svea lifeguard and one battalion of grenadiers): 2014 at the beginning of the battle 1612 at the end.

Total casualties: 1275

Remaining troops: 5655 in the city and about 9000 additional troops outside the city.


About 4000 troops in different regiments at the beginning of the battle and 2407 at the end.

About 2450 troops divided into two mercenary regiments at the beginning of the battle and 1089 at the end.

3000 armed peasants and militia were held in reserve. They sustained no casualties.

Total casualties: 2962

Remaining troops: 6496 in the western parts of the city and about 4300 additional troops in others parts of the city.

The final battle.

The fifth of July the Swedish regiments started to mass for what the Danish thought was a full front assault. They sent their national regiments, the mercenary regiments and 5300 armed peasants to the front against the Swedes in the western part of the city. This left a reserve in the rest of the city of only 2000 armed peasants. Unknown to them since the Danish agents in the Swedish main camp had either been killed or bribed into being double agents the Swedish main army were planning to make a seaside assault. While the Swedish main army embarked in Copenhagen with quite high casualties because of the Danish artillery. Meanwhile, in the western parts of the city