In the Russian empire there were two dynasties to rule, the Rurikids and the Romanov. Between the Rurikids dynasty (862-1547) there were four certain parts of Russia that were ruled by princes: Novgorod, Kiev, Vladimir, and Moscow. The Tsars of Russia 1547-1721 (ruler of all Russia) was the first to rule. Its was expected of him since his grandfather Ivan III made the Grand Duchy of Moscow into a dominant Russian state and was affecting the ruler of Russia. Ivan IV ruled from 1547-1584 when his mental capabilities stated to decline and affect his reign. Since his chosen heir dyed, Simeon Bekbulatovich was commander of main regiment of the Livonian war and appointed grand prince of all Russia.Later
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
Throughout “The Bronze Horseman”, Pushkin used symbolism. The river Neva, Peter the Great, his statue, and even Evgeny are all hold another meaning. The use of symbolism in ”The Bronze Horseman” was vital to the poem. Without symbolism, the poem is simply about a man losing his mind in St. Petersburg.
It takes a while to build your reputation, but it can be broken within second. Louis and Peter use their reputations to persuade others of why they would make suitable leaders. Along with their statuses they use a variety of tactics to lure in followers. Louis relied on a more aggressive and controlling method, whereas Peter went with a passive aggressive effort. Louis XIV and Peter the Great ruled their countries similarly using PERSIA categories, but overall there impact of that control are different.
The first issue I would tackles is the attempt of Peter the Great to establish Russia as a formidable regional power by taking the traditional metrics of power such as a more centralized government and modernizing the Russian military. In addition, to these reforms he sought to westernize Russia in other ways, whether it was the dress of those in the Russian courts, the establishing of Western style education and creating a state that effectively raised revenue. With that being said Peter would expand taxes, which would prove to be particularly burdensome for peasants (Riansovsky 234). But this was necessary so that Peter could
Ivan IV known as “Ivan the Terrible” had become czar at the young age of only three. He ruled over Russia for 51 years. He is known as “Ivan the Terrible” because of the slaughter he had on his own people. He was a failure to the Russian people in many ways. He failed to obtain a warm-water port for Russia which kept it isolated for many
From 1696 to 1725, Peter the Great was the best leader for Russia. Most importantly, Peter was a great guy because he westernized Russia. Peter was the first man to introduce the newspaper in Russia. Because Peter wanted to westernize Russia, he made the people of Russia change clothing so his country would look more like the west. During his westernization, Peter also brought in advanced education for his people. Peter once said this to one of his high officials, “For you know yourself that, though a thing be good and necessary, our people will not do it unless forced to” (Beck 610). Furthermore, Peter was able to get a warm water seaport for his country. Peter demanded a city be built near the port. Because Peter wanted a warm water sea
Peter the Great did a lot to help Russia become a great power. It took him his whole 40 years to do this for Russia. The main goal for Peter in order to make Russia a great power was to westernize it. He thought if you modernize the country then the country would be strong. Peter wanted to have a capital near the water so the navy would be strong and it would be easier for trade. He had an army of over 100,000 men. So Peter went to war with the Ottoman Empire wanting access to the Baltic Sea and warm-water ports. He won, so he named St. Petersburg Russia’s new capital, which is right next to the water. This allowed Russia to strengthen their navy, which is exactly what happened. Lastly, Peter the Great expanded Russia’s borders by gaining control of the warm-water ports, Poland, parts of Austria, and Manchuria all with treaties or war. Peter did his best to help Russia emerge as a great power, and he
During the 1600s and 1700s a new type of monarch emerged known as an absolute ruler. Some of these rulers were Louis XIV, the Fredericks of Prussia, and Peter the Great. These rulers believed that a monarch had a divine right to rule and should only listen to God. All these rulers had characteristics that defined them as absolutists. Louis XIV was constantly at war during his reign which resulted in a powerful army. Also, during this time period, Frederick William I transformed Prussia into a military state. To become an absolute ruler, Peter the Great made many reforms throughout Russia. However, all these absolute leaders had the same goal. Even though they reigned over different countries, they all strengthened their armies, raised taxes, and unified religion.
Peter the Great and Louis XIV were both the greatest rulers of their times. Both of them were autocrats having unlimited power and on the contrary both of them were absolutists. Louis XIV was the ruler of France and nicknamed “The Sun King” and Peter the Great was the ruler of Russia. Although Peter the Great and Louis XIV has some different successes, they had several noticeable similarities such as power, buildings, and armies/economical growths.
He built an army of 210,000 men and a navy from scratch (Doc4). He was a feared leader an was disliked because of how he ruled. Peter had a goal of conquering the Baltic sea because of the warm water to trade. In attempt to reach this goal, the Swedish King, Charles XII, defeated him at Narva (Doc 2). To overcome his defeat he improved his armies and worked even harder for mastery of the Baltic. He was not liked for this because he strived so much for this goal that he only focused on that one achievement. He did not share his power with anyone at all, which helps characterize him as an absolute
Perhaps one of the most influential leaders in Russian history, Catherine the great’s 34 year long reign was characterized by her incredible foresight and transformational leadership which modernized Russia. Despite being of German descent, Catherine was able to assume supreme power as empress of Russia by winning the support of her subjects. During her reign, Russia was transformed from a remote, underpopulated land with poor education, and little patronage for the arts to a political superpower. Immediately upon arriving in Russia, Catherine began learning Russian so that she could better pursue her dream of expanding the Russian empire. In order to do this, she attempted several reforms to support education, and extended the political rights of poor people. Catherine made Russia a significant force in Europe as a well governed political country as well as expanded the Russian territory, through this she showed great leadership styles such she was a good team leader, participative leader, servant leader and transformational leader
Ivan the Terrible got his infamous nickname for several good reasons. He was a cruel, strict and fearless leader. He managed to make Russia both stronger as well as more feared by national enemies, such as Siberia and Turkey but by truly horrible and disturbing means. Ivan the Terrible Centralized governmental power in Russia, Ripped hope, morale, and dignity from his enemies as well as some of his own staff and family, and suffered from intense paranoia and blood poisoning, which may be the cause of his cruel ways. In many circumstances and scenarios, he is a great ruler, who became too powerful, only to lose it. Possibly for the good of his country. Very similar to Hitler, He was a good ruler, but a bad man
This document review describes and compares three documents written by the rulers of three European nations: Louis XIV, the king of France; Frederick William, the Great Elector of Brandenburg-Prussia; and Peter the Great, the emperor of Russia. Through these documents, we are able to see what was most important to these monarchs, and what they considered best for themselves and their countries. Although textbooks are useful for reading descriptions of historical people and events, through reading documents such as these, we are able to see not only what these rulers did, but also their motives and their rationalizations of their decisions.
Peter the Great of Russia was a strong and absolute ruler. Czar Peter I used a form of absolute rule called autocratic rule. This means that he ruled with unlimited authority over his subjects and land (Mendrala, 41). Many people identify Peter the Great as a tremendous modernizer of Russia. Peter the Great is responsible for Russia’s westernization; he enforced Western ideas, technology, and culture. By attempting to cultivate the western European way of life, Peter made Russia diplomatic, military, political, commercial, scholastic, literary, and industrial (“Peter I.” 1). During his reign Peter the Great developed a number of policies, and he dramatically reformed his country. Like any ruler, Peter encountered a few problematic incidents,