The 1655 Union of Kėdainiai: from Poland to Sweden

Because of Moscow’s aggression against the Polish and Lithuanian Commonwealth that started in 1654, when the aggressor obtained considerable achievements and successfully continued its marches the following year, Sweden also decided to cut off a slice of the spoils from the collapsing state. In the summer of 1655, Swedish Armies invaded Poland from the West and threatened to invade Lithuania from the North.

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