"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"
- Abraham Lincoln
|At the Vasa museum. Vasa was a military ship the king ordered back in 1625 and it was built to show off Sweden's military power. Ironically, and embarrasing for the king, the ship sank on its maiden trip in 1628 after traveling less than a mile. Basically it was poorly engineered and took in water through the cannon holes as it leaned over from just a light breeze. The ship was rediscovered in 1956 and pulled out of the water and has been conserved and is now on display in the Vasa museum in Stockholm.|