- Treaty of Brömsebro
The Treaty of Brömsebro (or the Peace of Brömsebro) was signed on
August 13, 1645, which ended the Torstenson War(a local conflict that began in 1643 and was part of the larger Thirty Years' War) between Swedenand Denmark-Norway. Negotiations for the treaty began in February the same year in the village of Brömsebroon the border between provinces Blekingeand Småland. The military strength of Sweden ultimately forced Denmark-Norway to give in to Swedish demands, ceding the Norwegian provinces of Jämtland, Härjedalenand Idre & Särna as well as the Danish Baltic Seaislands of Gotlandand Ösel. Also in the terms of the peace, Sweden was exempted from the “sound dues”, a toll on foreign ships passing through Danish waters into the Baltic Sea. In addition to this, Sweden received the Danish province of Hallandfor a period of 30 years as a guarantee of these provisions. It was followed by the Treaty of Roskildeof 1658, which forced Denmark-Norway to further concessions.
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