- “a Free State, where the laborer should reap the fruit of his toil, where the Rights of Conscience should be inviolate, and which should be open to the whole Protestant world... [where] all should be secure in their persons, their property, and their Rights of Conscience... [and] should be an asylum for the persecuted of all nations,”
On the contrary, it was an idea devised by the beloved Swedish King, Gustavus Adolphus – a General of several European wars, considered by many to be the Greatest General of all times, and a pious Lutheran, who, being requested by the Evangelical German Princes to aid them against the Roman Catholic forces of the Empire, in 1630 took up with them the fight to protect the Right of Free Conscience in which they had been desperately embroiled already for twelve years. He fought gallantly, and died on the battlefield at Lützen, in 1632. So aggrieved was he by the plight of Protestants in the face of State sponsored persecution, that already in 1624, he had begun devising a plan for a colony in the New World which would guarantee and protect the Fundamental Rights of the people, and consulted broadly with his counterparts in Europe on the principles and logistics involved in such an endeavor. At the Diet of Estates in 1627, there was formed an agreement among the Protestant aristocracy and many prominent businessmen on these principles, and a company was formed to begin carrying out the plan. That plan was interrupted by war, but shortly after the death of Gustavus, his faithful successor, Axel Oxenstiern, renewed the plan and carried it out.
What follows is nothing other than repressed history.