I think it is great that you have taken an interest in American history. It is a shame if you have been getting personal complaints about your spelling. I would like to think that if people understood you are Swedish, they would lay off a bit. Heck, I've lived in America my whole life and my spelling stinks. As far as Swedish history, maybe you could start some discussions in the "Other History" section here to educate us. I am certain that 99% of the readers love history in general.
Some people live to complain about anything and everything. Happiness is pointing out the faults of others. And yes, your grammar and spelling are notably in the beginner stage; however, you are trying and learning and that's admirable. (I'd guess that if I were trying to communicate in Swedish, I'd be even worse.) Meanwhile, what you say comes across clearly -- that's the important thing. Ignore the little minds that nitpick spelling and grammar; you don't need them and their complaints do not devalue you as a learned, interesting friend.
Anyone who complains about your spelling is just like ole says, narrow minded. 100 dollars says that those who complain about your spelling have never tried to learn a second language! You should be complimented for trying to broaden your horizons!
Also, I think posting some Swedish history on this site would be a great idea. I agree with Fuller that most people would be interested in it, and that there is a general love of all kinds of history (different time periods, different countries) among those who post here. I will be looking forward to it!
An American apologizing on behalf of the stupid portion of our population, with best wishes,
Don't let the complainers get you down....they are everywhere. I personally think it is great that someone from another country takes an interest in our history, especially such an important event as the American Civil War.
I have looked at your website and it is obvious a lot of hard work has gone into it. Your computer skills and command of a second language far exceed mine!
I have just looked at your site - very good job indeed, and thank you for the Clip Art section. The only problem I saw in my quick glance was that you have some of the Northern & Southern leaders mixed up. This isn't really a problem, I suppose, as all the biographies & photos I saw were of the correct man, and stated what Army he served.
Realize that for us, in particular descendants of Veterans, The War is still an emotional subject. Be prepared for strong opinions and passionate debates in your forums on issues large and small. Unreconstructed Southernors will argue that it was not, in fact, a "Civil" war. Hardcore re-enactors will argue about brass buttons and thread count. People will be challenged to duels. Have a thick skin for heated criticism, and an open ear for honest exchanges.