What was the Russo-Swedish War (1741-1743)?

Introduction The Russo-Swedish War of 1741–1743 (also known as The War of the Hats) was instigated by the Hats, a Swedish political party that aspired to regain the territories lost to Russia during the Great Northern War, and by French diplomacy, which sought to divert Russia’s attention from supporting its long-standing ally the Habsburg monarchy… Read More

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What was the Treaty of Abo (1743)?

Introduction The Treaty of Åbo or the Treaty of Turku was a peace treaty signed between the Russian Empire and Sweden in Turku (Swedish: Åbo) on 18 August 1743 in the end of the Russo-Swedish War (1741-1743). Background By the end of the war, the Imperial Russian Army had occupied most of Finland, prompting Field-Marshal… Read More