Mauro Cella.Comments on "The Issue of the Century. Will Europe Man Up?" By Patrick J. Buchanan, Taki's Mag, 11/24/15.
The Lombards also came from Sweden. That's why the Feast of St Lucy is chiefly observed in Sweden and those parts of Italy where the Lombards chiefly settled.
Also the Sweden had a first class army long after Gustav Adolphus' death: the death knell only came in 1709 at Poltava.
Yes Swedish men were feared a long time ago. A long, long time ago. Now it appears that only their women cause terror, just ask Julian Assange.