Peace of St. Germain-en-Laye between Sweden and Brandenburg (74 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

Sweden and Brandenburg sign the Peace of St. Germain-en-Laye. In this agreement, Brandenburg gives up all of the conquests it had made in the recent Scanian war, returning Bremen-Verden and Swedish Pomerania. The only territory it is permitted to retain is a strip on the eastern bank of the River Oder. This led Brandeburg to make a secret alliance with France in the same year, according to which France was to respect its sovereignty.

Citation:
Editors. "Peace of St. Germain-en-Laye between Sweden and Brandenburg". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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