That the banner of the Kingdom was the cross was very symbolic of how they viewed the kingdom, the kings personal property with separet peoples united under god. The seriousness to which they took their religion in Sweden during the 16th to 18th century cannot be understated.
In the Swedish Kingdom a man from the dales had little to no kinship with ppl from Finland or Skåne, the language barrier was sometimes unbreachable for people who both spoke swedish dialects. What bound the differnt tribes of the north together were their shared Lutheran faith.
This was reflected in the army, as being a poor christian could lead to serious reprisals. Taking the lords name in vain carried the death penalty. Mass and prayer was held daily in camp and some priests were known to partake in fighting.
Yes this is the worst take out there for people unfamiliar with the mindset of rennaissance Sweden. Gustavus Adlophus II saw his intervention in the 30yrs war as a "risky endavour with low chances of success and little to gain"
But as the story goes, he prayed to god and decided to risk it all anyways because he believed after hearing the reports of the Austrian emperor killing the good christians of germany that it was his moral responsibility to intervene. Contrast to the danish King who wanted money.

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