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
Peter the Great came barreling through Russia as tsar from 1721 to 1725, bringing with him a slew of economic, social, and political reforms that are argued to have made Russia a great nation once again. Prior to his reign, Russia had endured many difficulties, from Ivan the Terrible’s chaotic reign to the great Raskol to the time of troubles. Peter the Great is credited with prompting Russia to rise once again as a great nation through great institutional reforms, particularly surrounding military-based industrialization. Despite how highly regarded Peter the Great is in Russian society, historians like Marc Raeff argue that Peter the Great’s reign “was to tear Russian society apart, leaving behind a legacy of uncertainty and insecurity that
Winston Churchill once proclaimed, “History is written by the victor”. This quote can be interpreted in a plethora of different ways. However, I believe that it means the one who defeats and wins the on-going battle at hand, directs the next steps that will be taken in history. Catherine the II exemplifies the victor when she makes personal and dire sacrifices to advance her status, and become an empress. In her memoirs Catherine states "My heart did not foresee great happiness; ambition alone sustained me.
The Turning Point in World History Disputes over the major turning points during 1917 have been controversial throughout centuries. The twentieth century can be characterized as a time of crises regarding World War I and the Russian Revolution. Wars began for several reasons, but the outcome of them determines how the countries will operate for the years following. World War I was a fight over militarism, nationalism, and suppresses disputes as a result of World War I, Russia was challenged to change the tsarist government. 1917 was an extremely critical year for the world, which changed history for years to come.
Peter the Great was born on May thirtieth, sixteen seventy-two in Moscow. Peter’s half brother, Ivan V was the one next in line to be tsar, but the government wanted Peter to be Tsar since Ivan V had a disease causing him to have seizures frequently. They became co-tsars after Feador had passed away. A rumor then spread that the Naryshkina family had killed Feador. This was Peter the Great’s family.
They weren’t a happy couple at all. After Elizabeth’s death in December 25 1761 Catherine’s husband assumed the throne. The Grand Duke Peter III wasn’t very liked so Catherine and her lover Gregory Orlov convinced The Grand Duke Petter III to step down. Catherine assumed reigns of the throne after he stepped down. Catherine believed in absolute rule but she mad efforts toward the social and political reforms.
The Demonization of Empress Dowager Cixi Empress Dowager Cixi effectively ruled over the Qing Dynasty (modern day China) for 47 years, from 1861 until her death in 1908. In a time when the Celestial Empire was crumbling, she pulled the strings of her puppet emperors and held it together as best she could but has been made a scapegoat by historians for matters that were out of her control. Republicans have also used the Empress Dowager as a scapegoat to discredit the dynasty after its fall. In reality, the Empress Dowager had many successes during her reign; China had its first victory in modern diplomacy at the Treaty of Saint Petersburg in 1881, modernisation of the Imperial Army and founding a national naval force, she set out a plan to combat
Cleopatra raised an army and made a promise to return to the powers of Egypt in 48 B.C. At one point when Cleopatra and her brother ruled, he tried to ban her from Egypt. His plan to ban her was a success (Bell). Although, her brother should know that would not end that way for long. She knew the royal ways, she had a plan to come back and rule
The dramatic change of the roles of women in Russia is dated to the pre-revolution Russia when the country was still lacking technological advances brought by an industrialization. Women during this period, were a strict symbol of motherhood and family until Russia’s political change after WWI in which the new government promptly issued laws and degrees for women equality. This drastic social and political change created a movement of female empowerment in which women separated themselves from the confinement of their homes and determinate domestic roles. In 1919, an all female organization called Zhenotdel pushed for a feminist movement by training women in career fields, furthering women’s independence. As depicted in “Communism and the Family”, Alexandra Kollontai, a pronounced leader of the Russian feminist movement, discusses the change of women’s perception of themselves as they become equal in status to men: “In place of the old relationship between men and women, a new one is developing: ...a union of two equal members of communist society, both of them free, both of them independent…(pg.1175).
Before the Russian Revolution, Russia had many failures during the war that prevented them from reaching victory. Citizens started to question the tsar’s ability to solve the country’s internal problems. After the demand for the tsar to step down and the troops joined the protesters, Nicholas II abdicated the throne. The February Revolution began with the women protesting in the streets for food. During this time, the parliament consisted of upper class Russians.