Peter the Great was someone that I believed deserved his title of Great as leader and a King. I do not think that he was a great man. He was a good ruler because of his changes to the country and the modernization of it. He was not a great man because of his hatred for and neglect first wife and his oldest son. If I judge him on his actions as a king I would say that he does deserve the title of great but if I look at his personal life I would say that he is the complete opposite of great.
His governing approach had, inadvertently, overridden that of Catherine’s. “Paul emerges from the book as an early example of an 'anti-modernist ' ruler whose authoritarian, military and hierarchical values shaped much of Russia 's system of government during the nineteenth century.” (Mcgrew 770). Where Catherine had been modernist, Paul had been
Name: Fahad Chowdhury ID: 1210880030 Course: Eng 105 Section: 2 Summary on Peter the Great from “History” Peter I or commonly known as Peter the Great was the tsar of Russian Empire from 1682 until his death. He was born in Moscow, Russia on June 9, 1672. Peter is mostly known for his extensive reformation of medieval Russia into a modern European empire. Peter was the 14th child of tsar Alexis. Peter ruled Russia jointly with is brother Ivan V from 1682 until 1696.
He was one of the most celebrated ones of the Romanov dynasty and influenced church’s, legislation and courts. Peters reign on the throne lasted till 1725 and his empress Catherine continued until 1727. One of the second emperors named Peter II and only ruled the throne until his death of smallpox. Peter, I wanted Russia to refer to him as emperor since he thought that it would modernize their regime and gain more power over the church.
It was quite evident that serfdom prevented Russia’s growth and development as a country, so it was then on March 3 1861 when Alexander II emancipated the serfs. The emancipation of the serfs had quite an impact on Russia, a positive impact at that, emancipating the serfs proved beneficial for the development of Russia as the Russian economic growth ran at an average of 4.6% between 1861 and 1900 and it continued to speed up during the years. Emancipating the serfs also lead to an increase in commercial farming and had quite a big impact on Russia’s agricultural sector and the changing nature of both the working and middle class lead to an increase in the number of people qualified to take on management roles in factories and industry increasing productivity. Around this time grain was Russia’s most important export, after the emancipation of the serfs there was a 10% increase in grain productivity. After the serfs were emancipated, industrial output increased by 60% and the industrial employment more than doubled as a result of Alexander II emancipating the
In his medieval chronicle, Chronica Majora, Matthew Paris discusses the life and times of Frederik II. Frederik II, the Holy Roman Emperor, is often considered the first modern ruler due to some of his reforms. During his reign he continually fought with the church, particularly Pope Innocent IV. Although Frederik damaged the Church through manipulation of the papacy, particularly of Innocent IV, Matthew Paris was sympathetic to him for his academic and logical approach to tyrannical rule, while the pope was power-hungry in a less sophisticated way. The most damaging thing Frederik II did the to the church was his attempt at controlling the papacy.
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.
The power and control of Peter the Great is symbolized in the poem by the chase scene. Evgeny tries to stand up to the statue by yelling his frustrations at it. By some great power, the statue comes to life and chases Evgeny down the street. The leaders of that time would not listen to the concerns of the small people. When met with opposition, they fought.
Only once over the series of the letters is a reference made about a citizen of Russia. On June 6th 1916, the empress briefly mentions the rising fair of a toll through a town “instead of 5 kopeeks now one must pay 10 kopeeeks and that’s not fair upon the poor people” . Another unpopular move by the tsarist government was the introduction of prohibition. It was introduced to try reduce the rising levels of alcoholism among the Russian population. In 1914 the Tsarist Duma passed a law which entitled “the banning of manufacture and sale of sprits, alcoholic drinks and other products containing ethanol” This was due to the accusation by psychiatrists that the Russian government were turning a blind eye to the degenerative effects alcoholism was having on Russian society.
They worked in harsh working conditions and had no education. Eventually, however, Czar Alexander II abolished Serfs, but they still had little education, and overall didn’t have an impact. People them began getting fed up with the Czars, so they marched to protest. These protests ended with over 1,000 protester deaths. There was great