Peter The Great of Russia vs. The Swedish Empire

Elite Swedish troops went up against the fortified Russian army at the battle of Poltava.

The Battle of Poltava. By Pierre-Denis Martin — museum.ru Catherine Palace, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=76504

Would Charles XII of Sweden be remembered as the luckiest commander in Swedish military history or would his troops be captured and sent to Siberia? The Battle of Poltava marked a turning point in what was later called the “Great

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