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The struggle for the Baltic Sea

Anna-Elisabeth Jensen

The struggle for the Baltic Sea - Fish, money, power

In the 11th and 12th centuries, controlling the Baltic Sea meant controlling trade in the entire region. Salted herring and other fish were guaranteed sources of income. In the 13th century, the Hanseatic League emerged. Originally a trading confederation made up of coastal Low German market towns …

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