Peter The Great: A Ruthless But Prosperous Czar

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Peter the Great, a Ruthless but Prosperous Czar
Peter the Great was conceived in Moscow, Russia on June 9, 1672, He was a Russian czar in the late seventeenth century who is best known for his intensive and broad changes trying to set up Russia as an incredible country. He made a solid navy force, restructured his armed force as indicated by Western principles, secularized schools, regulated more prominent control over the reactionary Orthodox Church, and presented new regulatory and regional divisions of the nation. During his period, Peter embraced broad changes trying to re-set up Russia as an awesome country. Peter overcame resistance from the nation 's medieval privileged and started a progression of changes that influenced all zones of
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Through his well-known zest and ambition, he did his best to resolve most of them, and made considerable steps in the direction of prosperity and positive reform. However, his actions did not always have the intended effect and the outcome he envisioned. As his own rule shows, and later during the rule of Catherine the Great, the greatest effect of his reforms was that Russian society found itself splintered in classes that lacked communication skills and literacy, and even in the context of the same class, disconnects arose and some disagreements were never resolved (Anderson, “Peter the Great”). I agree with the quote “I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.” He is saying that he has been victorious over someone else in battle, but is not able to control his own self. For example, he may have even been discontented with himself and hasn 't been able to overcome that sensation, or perhaps he had an interpersonal conflict we do not know of. Sometimes for a monarch just staying in power means success, but Peter the Great was clearly a successful and absolute monarch with a plan and a vision to build a new reputation for…show more content…
Before the time of Peter the Great, Russia was not powerful. There was little trade, little commerce, and the White Sea, the Baltic Sea, and the Sea of Azov were entirely useless to a nation that had not yet built a single ship. The Russian army was ignorant of military discipline. Russian rulers had not encouraged industry and had neglected agriculture. They could have sent people abroad to learn but religious beliefs prevented this. (Massie, “Peter the Great, His Life and World” pg 244) Russia was in possession of the most extensive lands in the universe and yet nothing had been developed. Then, at last, Peter came into power and brought forth many ideas after seeing the room for improvement Russia had. Peter understood Russia had lots of potential, and how tapping into that potential would be incredibly beneficial for Russia and he was willing to make it happen. (DeJonge, “Fire and Water” pp.
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