4 days ago · The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, formally known as the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and, after 1791, the Commonwealth of Poland, was a country and bi-federation of Poland and Lithuania ruled by a common monarch in real union, who was both King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.
Frederick the Great inspects the potato harvest outside Neustettin (now Szczecinek, Poland), Eastern Pomerania Frederick the Great was keenly interested in land use, especially draining swamps and opening new farmland for colonizers who would increase the kingdom's food supply.
The Thirty Years' War (German: Dreißigjähriger Krieg, pronounced [ˈdʁaɪ̯sɪçˌjɛːʁɪɡɐ kʁiːk] ) was a conflict fought in modern Germany and Central Europe from 1618 to 1648. Estimates of total military and civilian deaths range from 4.5 to 8 million, mostly from disease or starvation.
- 23 May 1618 – 15 May 1648, (29 years, 11 months, 3 weeks, and 1 day)
- Peace of Westphalia, Habsburg pre-eminence in Europe curtailed, Eradication of Protestantism in much of the Habsburg Monarchy, Shift from religious to dynastic wars, Confirmation of Dutch independence and Swedish control of the Baltic
4 days ago · Early in the morning of August 24, 1939, the Soviet Union and Germany signed a ten-year non-aggression pact, called the Molotov–Ribbentrop pact.The pact contained a secret protocol by which the states of Northern and Eastern Europe were divided into German and Soviet "spheres of influence".
3 days ago · A scorched-earth policy is a military strategy that aims to destroy anything that might be useful to the enemy. Any assets that could be used by the enemy may be targeted, which usually includes obvious weapons, transport vehicles , communication sites, and industrial resources.
Mar 01, 2021 · June 3 is the 154th day of the year ... 1980 – An explosive device is detonated at the Statue of Liberty. ... Duke of Pomerania (1474–1523) (d. 1523)