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Swedes Stage a False Flag Attack on Puumala Leading to the Russo-Swedish War (1788–1790)
Swedes Stage a False Flag Attack on Puumala Leading to the Russo-Swedish War (1788–1790)

Swedes Stage a False Flag Attack on Puumala Leading to the Russo-Swedish War (1788–1790)

In 1788, the head tailor at the Royal Swedish Opera received an order to sew a number of Russian military uniforms. These were then used by the Swedes to stage an attack on Puumala, a Swedish outpost on the Russo-Swedish border, on 27 June 1788. This caused an outrage in Stockholm and impressed the Riksdag of the Estates, the Swedish national assembly, who until then had refused to agree to an offensive war against Russia. The Puumala incident allowed King Gustav III of Sweden, who lacked the constitutional authority to initiate unprovoked hostilities without the Estates’ consent, to launch the Russo-Swedish War (1788–1790).

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