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Great Northern War

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♫ Great Northern War: "Song of Gunfire" - Sean and Dean Kiner - Extra History Music

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The Great Northern War (Peter the Great - AP Euro Review)

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The Second Northern War: Every Fortnight

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Tom & Jerry Meme - Great Northern War in a Nutshell

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Narva Battle. The historical re-enactment of the Northern War battle of 1700.

The Great Northern War (1700–1721) was a conflict in which a coalition led by the Tsardom of Russia successfully contested the supremacy of the Swedish Empire in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. The initial leaders of the anti-Swedish alliance were Peter I of Russia, Frederick IV of Denmark–Norway and Augustus II the Strong of Saxony–Poland–Lithuania. Frederick IV and Augustus II were defeated by Sweden, under Charles XII, and forced out of the alliance in 1700 and 1706 respectively, but rejoined it in 1709 after the defeat of Charles XII at the Battle of Poltava. George I of Great Britain and of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) joined the coalition in 1714 for Hanover and in 1717 for Britain, and Frederick William I of Brandenburg-Prussia joined it in 1715.