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930 Althing, oldest functioning parliament in world, established in Iceland
995 Olaf I brings Christianity to Norwegian Vikings
1000 Viking Leif Erikson "discovers" North America
1256 Hanseatic League formed in Baltic - trade blossoms
1397 Denmark, Norway and Sweden unite under Danish Queen Margaret
1523 Swedes expel Danish overlords
1632 King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden ("Lion of the North") dies
1670 Hanseatic League abandoned
1700 Charles XII starts Great Northern War against Russia
1709 Russians rout Swedes at Battle of Poltava - end of Swedish dominance
1721 Russia takes Livonia and Estonia from Swedes at end of Great Northern War

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