Compare And Contrast: Ivan The Terrible Vs. Peter The Great

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I believe that Ivan the Terrible was more of an absolute monarch than Peter the Great. I do not think he was a more fair or morally correct ruler, but I do think he was more powerful. He had absolute power controlled by fear and divine right, while Peter the Great only had divine right. Also, the fact that he controlled by fear is really what caused him to have more power. People are likely to do almost anything when they are avoiding being injured or killed. Though the people liked Peter the Great and did what he said because of that, they probably would do more out of fear to Ivan the Terrible. For example, if Ivan commanded you to do something you did not want to do but threatened you with getting hurt, you would probably do it to avoid

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