Accession Number : ADA309506

Title :   A Clash of Visionaries. King Charles XII of Sweden, TSAR Peter I of Russia and the Great Northern War.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Jackson, Jonathan F.

PDF Url : ADA309506

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : At the dawn of the eighteenth century, Europe witnessed the phenomenon of the absolute monarch in full stride. Legitimized and by the 1648 Peace of Westphalia, the institution of the all-powerful monarch dictated the course of events that drove nation-states. The Second or Great Northern War, 1700-1721, pitting Sweden against Russia, witnessed a clash representing a collision of monarchial obsessions, those harbored by Charles XII and Peter the I. This study critically examines two very different strategic leaders; their visions for the future stood in diametric opposition; their legacies endure to a remarkable degree to the extent that their successes and failures significantly color the contemporary world's political landscape. Scrutinized IAW draft FM 22-103, Strategic Leadership, this research project assesses the absolute monarchs strategic visions and effectiveness in accordance with the USAWC's strategic leader criteria.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *WARFARE, EUROPE, POLITICAL SCIENCE, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), TERRAIN, RUSSIA, SWEDEN, BALANCE OF POWER.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE