In the 13th to 17th centuries, the strongest economic force in Northern Europe was the Hanseatic League, a federation of merchant cities around the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. In the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, Poland, Denmark, and Sweden fought wars for Dominium maris baltici ("Lordship over the Baltic Sea"). Eventually, it was Sweden that virtually encompassed the Baltic Sea. In Sweden the sea was then referred to as Mare Nostrum Balticum ("Our Baltic Sea"). The goal of Swedish warfare during the 17th century was to make the Baltic Sea an all-Swedish sea (Ett Svenskt innanhav). Something that was accomplishes except the rout between Riga in Latvia and Szczecin in Poland.
However, it was the Dutch who dominated Baltic trade in the seventeenth century.
In the eighteenth century, Russia and Prussia became the leading powers over the sea. Sweden's defeat in the Great Northern War brought Russia to the eastern coast. Russia became and remained a dominating power in the Baltic.
Betgi buvo ir Piliavos laikai.
Kai mūsų Baltija buvo, gintarinė.
Nereikėjo tada traukinių jūron varyti.
Vat jums ir žuvėdai Naujieji Vikingai be gintaro - jie tik 17-tam amžiuj mūsų Baltiją savo jūra paskelbt tebandė.
Kuningas -> Konung (šved.), Koenig (vok.)-> Konge (norveg.), King (angl.). Štai seka, rikiuojanti senuosius ir naujuosius bei rodanti, kas po ko.