User:Arnapha

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The interposition of New Sweden is not a map of ca. 1650 but is meant to show someone's interpretation of ca. 1650 conditions. The map has been made recently, likely by someone of the 20th or 21st-century who is trying to illustrate a story - a New Sweden story. The visual depiction is not factual and is historically an incorrect representation. It bears no relationship to the text of New Netherland and belongs to text about New Sweden.

March 7, 2006; THE MAP OF NEW SWEDEN INTERPOSED ON THE NEW NETHERLAND WIKIPEDIA ENTRY IS NOT CONTEMPORARY. IT IS OF RECENT CREATION WHICH (IF AT ALL, BECAUSE OF ITS INTERPRETIVE PURPOSE) BELONGS TO AN ENTRY ON WIKIPEDIA ABOUT NEW SWEDEN (DEFINITELY NOT ON THE NEW NETHERLAND PAGE) WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED BY VARIOUS DISENFRANCHISED AND DISGRUNTLED MEMBERS OF THE DUTCH WEST INDIA COMPANY (INCLUDING WILLEM USSELINCXS AND PETER MINUIT) UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SWEDISH KING. PETRUS STUYVESANT HAD BEEN ORDERED BY THE STATES GENERAL TO RETAKE THE AREA WHICH HE DID ON SEPTEMBER 25,1655, WITH A FLEET OF SEVEN SHIPS AND A FORCE COMPRISING 317 SOLDIERS AND OVER 300 SAILORS. HE WAS TOLD TO DO "HIS UTMOST TO REVENGE THIS MISFURTUNE NOT ONLY BY RESTORING MATTERS TO THEIR FORMER CONDITION, BUT ALSO BY DRIVING THE SWEDES AT THE SAME TIME FROM THE RIVER AS THEY DID TO US".

The map ought to be removed from the New Netherland site.

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