Can Swedish Conquer Poland in the Deluge?

During the 1650s, Sweden invaded Poland, with a series of conflicting goals. It oscillated between a partition of Poland among its neighbors; the installation of a Swedish king, and, of course, its goal of controlling the major ports of the Baltic.

It did a pretty god job of beating the Polish army, but, perversely, Poland decentralization made it hard to actually conquer the country. Ultimately, the Swedes grew tired of the conflict, and chose to invade a centralized, smaller state (Denmark) instead.

Any thoughts?
 
During the 1650s, Sweden invaded Poland, with a series of conflicting goals. It oscillated between a partition of Poland among its neighbors; the installation of a Swedish king, and, of course, its goal of controlling the major ports of the Baltic.

It did a pretty god job of beating the Polish army, but, perversely, Poland decentralization made it hard to actually conquer the country. Ultimately, the Swedes grew tired of the conflict, and chose to invade a centralized, smaller state (Denmark) instead.

Any thoughts?
Grew tired? Charles X started with an army of around 30k and when Denmark DOW he was down to around 10k men
 
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