|Language(s)||Swedish, Finnish, Lapp, German|
|Population||1,749,000 (1749 census)|
|Dependencies||Finland should not be considered as a dependency. It rather was a totally integrated part of the Swedish Realm since about 1250.|
|Rulers||1751-1771: King Adolf Frederick|
|Army||At the beginning of the Seven Years' War, the Swedish army numbered some 48,000 men (excluding staff, officers, NCOs and musicians) divided up as follows:
see the article on the Swedish Army for more details
|Navy||see the article on the Swedish Navy|
|In 1747, Prussia had concluded a defensive alliance with Sweden against Russia. Meanwhile, Sweden had renewed its subsidy agreement with France.
The reversal of alliances of 1756 led Sweden to abandon its alliance with Prussia and to side with France.
|Trade||A company had been created to trade with India. In 1750, this company was nationalized with the help of merchants from Stockholm and Göteborg. It was generally recognized as one of the best business of the country. Contrarily to British, Dutch and French similar companies, it had no permanent counter in India.|
Devèze, M.: L'Europe et le monde à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, Albin Michel, 1970, p. 132
Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II, Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 1 Pirna und Lobositz, Berlin, 1901, p. 5
Großer Generalstab, Die Kriege Friedrichs des Großen - Dritter Teil: Der Siebenjährige Krieg 1756–1763. Vol. 6 Leuthen, Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II (Publisher), Berlin 1904, pp.92-107, Annex pp. 11-16