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Old 10-30-2014, 01:45 AM
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On Grand Ladies website, SUBALBUM on Victoria of Baden mentioned:

Victoria of Baden made immense contributions to making Sweden a constitutional monarchy by her opposition to progressive forces in Sweden and her pro-German policies during World War I and, probably, with her Prussian demeanor.

She sure did. Just saying her name would get my dear, sweet old grandfather going for quite a while and he wasn't even born until 1928. She definitely wasn't a popular person.


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On Grand Ladies website, SUBALBUM on Victoria of Baden mentioned:

Victoria of Baden made immense contributions to making Sweden a constitutional monarchy by her opposition to progressive forces in Sweden and her pro-German policies during World War I and, probably, with her Prussian demeanor.
I'm a bit confused by the flowers icons (especially in combination with the post of JR76); am i right to conclude that her "immense contribution" was in a negative way?
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I'm a bit confused by the flowers icons (especially in combination with the post of JR76); am i right to conclude that her "immense contribution" was in a negative way?
Victoria of Baden's immense contributions to making Sweden a constitutional monarchy was in a positive way.
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Old 10-31-2014, 03:39 AM
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Victoria of Baden's immense contributions to making Sweden a constitutional monarchy was in a positive way.
She was pro-german during a war against germany, she spend very little time in her country (Sweden) and she was opposed to people trying to make changes in Sweden (and as JR said, she was very unpopular with the Swedes).
How was her contribution to a constitutional monarchy positiv?
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She was pro-german during a war against germany, she spend very little time in her country (Sweden) and she was opposed to people trying to make changes in Sweden (and as JR said, she was very unpopular with the Swedes).
How was her contribution to a constitutional monarchy positiv?

By being a negative and much disliked person she provided the spark that people needed to change things. At least that's how I'm reading it.

By that regards, Napoleon III had a positive influence on French republicanism.
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:14 AM
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I read it the same way, by opposing to such changes she made them felt to be even more necessary. But just like Napoleon III's contributions to French republicanism, I don't think that such contributions were voluntary.
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Okay, this i understand but i don't think she'd be happy that we consider her a positive influence on something she didn't want to happen
i guess i was just confused by the flower icons
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There's a saying that it was Gustav V's embroidering that kept the swedes out of the war. Whenever Victoria would start nagging him about Germany and the war he would bend over his needlework and say "Not now Victoria, I'm counting" until she stopped and went away.


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There's a saying that it was Gustav V's embroidering that kept the swedes out of the war. Whenever Victoria would start nagging him about Germany and the war he would bend over his needlework and say "Not now Victoria, I'm counting" until she stopped and went away.
"Make embroidery not war"
Must have been a difficult situation for him, but incredibly annoying for her that he brushed her off
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:54 AM
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Must have been a difficult situation for him, but incredibly annoying for her that he brushed her off

She was a tough cookie so I'm sure she could take it.


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can't imagine what would happen if one of the presentday Queens would do what this Queen Victoria did and be away from her country a karge part of the time...the media would have a field day...

Truely a different aera..
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King Gustaf V met with King Haakon VII and King Christian X.
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Portraits at Tullgarn Palace:
A portrait of Crown Princess (later Queen) Victoria (1862-1930) married to Gustaf V of Sweden by the German artist Ferdinand Keller.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BXaqqG3n...by=hakan_groth

An informal portrait in the Billiards Room of Gustaf V as Crown Prince holding a cigarette by the artist Oscar Björck.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BXZt3JOn...by=hakan_groth
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Prince Maximilian (Max) of Baden (1867-1929) with his second cousin Crown Prince Gustaf (V) of Sweden on the terrace at Tullgarn Palace in the 1890s. He was the heir to the Grand Duchy of Baden and also a first cousin of Gustaf's wife Victoria.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BXWJPL-H...by=hakan_groth
Crown Prince Gustaf, his wife Victoria and their children Gustaf (VI) Adolf, Wilhelm and Eric on the terrace at Tullgarn in the 1890s.
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