Catherine The Great: A Powerful Ruler In The World

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Intelligent, ruthless, and sexually insatiable, are all main qualities in describing a powerful ruler in the world. Catherine The Great expressed all three of these qualities during her reign as an empress of Russia. Intelligence and ambitions led her to expand opportunity for the people in Russia.
She was born German, and succeeded to become the empress of Russia, marrying the Grand Duke Peter at the age of fifteen. After a few months she ordered her husband to be removed from the throne, so that she could become the sovereign ruler herself. Peter later died in prison.
With her motivations to rule the country she began to demand for domestic reforms, perceiving that Russia needed peace and stability. Her reforms were influenced by the ideas

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