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.
They were both similar in the way they ruled, because they did many good things that helped their nations grow, and be politically stable. In addition they enacted brilliant coup de tats to usurp control. However they were different because Caesar's work was built around cropping up the middle class, while Napoleon's work was centred around not redistributing the economy but building it
Political leaders naturally have ambition but leaders like Napoleon and Adolf Hitler gained too much ambition that eventually led to their downfall. In february of 1807 the battle of eylau took place between Russia and France, it eventually led to negotiations between them on the island of tilsit. I got my quote from the article DISCovering Biography, “his ambition seemed limitless but he was not omnipotent”. At this point napoleon had endless ambition and drive, he defeated European power after European power, rearranged the map and enforced french dominance. Nevertheless he was not all powerful , he still had to take control of England.
“I will drag you kicking and screaming into the modern world”, this famous quote from the Czar, Peter the Great involved a lot of symbolic changes. In the 16th to 17th century Russia was considered to be a country that was out of order and brutal in the eyes of major powers in Europe. However, after the rule of Peter the Great, this view changed and Russia was no longer seen as a “backwards” nation. Peter the Great modernized Russia by infusing 'western' technology and by forcing his people to reject many of their orthodox christian, 'tradition-bound' customs. Specifically these included: forcing the male population to wear western clothes and cutting their beards (or pay tax), building a modern Navy, melting down Church bells to make cannons, and lastly, building a new capital city his so called, "window to the west."
This resulted in Germany, Britain and France getting involved through their respective alliance systems. Why did Men Want to Fight? One of the main reasons men signed up to the army was because they wanted to get away from their boring lives back in Britain. Going to war was glamorized as being a big adventure so choosing between a boring job or an exciting adventure was a no-brainer. Soldiers were conned into believing that glory awaited them but instead it was death.
Jay Gatsby has a huge mansion, and it symbolises how Gatsby changes throughout. Nick knows not much of this man Gatsby, but he seems to have parties every weekend Nick explains, “There was music coming from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights” (Fitzgerald 43). The reader can infer that Gatsby is a popular man. The reader also knows that Gatsby has an enormous mansion, and he uses this mansion to lure in Daisy to get her back in his life. The mansion symbolises what Gatsby would doing personally, but he lets his mansion do all the work.
(Germany was going to be Russia’s enemy in World War I.) His other close advisor was “the Mad Monk,” a man named Rasputin. Rasputin was crazy and gave Nicholas terrible advice, but Nicholas kept listening!” (“Czar”). These immoral decisions lead to many mishaps within his leadership and potentially were the reason that the Russian Revolution started. Although many will argue that Lenin’s good leadership, that led to his exile, was the reason the Russian Revolution started, Nicholas II made so many crucial mistakes that outweigh the decisions of Lenin.
While this empire was growing, they contracted an alliance with the Tepanec tribe. The Tepanec leader, Maxlatzin, realized that the Aztecs were growing too strong under his protection, therefore sought to reduce their power. But the Aztecs decided to fight and resist, crushing the Tepanec. Mongols were referred to as brutal and ruthless fighters. They were vagrants, continually trying to find a territory to occupy.
We befriended the Cherokee and a couple other dangerous tribes though in defence of their tactics. In the American war many of the Natives sided with the British to try and defeat the colonists and regain their lands. In this time western Pennsylvania and New York became savage battlegrounds. After the defeat of the British the newly set boundaries for America ensured that their would be more and more
Americans wanting freedom from the British rule must take even more dangerous actions by way of mobs and a large amount of sacrifice the possibility of sending our men and sons to war to enable the Patriots a victory over his Majesty’s tyrannical ways. With the blow of losing the courts each session becomes a struggle. Moderates have been difficult
The Battles of Lexington and Concord had led to the start of the Revolution. On April 19, 1775, a large number of British soldiers had planned to invade and steal important military weapons and equipment that were stored by the American colonists. In a few minutes time, the British troops had ran across a series of cannons, which was what they needed to abolish. Unfortunately, on their way to destroy these cannons, the British were confronted by the colonists, and forced to battle. A few troops from either side were killed or wounded, but the colonists remain victorious in this battle.
Peter buried himself into learning and acquiring skills in blacksmithing, shipbuilding, and war arts, which assisted in the building of Russia’s first Navy, which modernized the field of Naval power. Before the leadership of peter, Russia was a nation divided into uneven districts, which were each governed by a nearby city. He transformed the scattered nation into an efficient state through the creation of both a Senate and a Cabinet to supervise the rapid growing
Peter the great was known for doing a massive overhaul of Russia with reforms in basically everything; religion, military, education, agriculture, culture and tradition. He believed in royal absolutism and because of this he took over the church by making a government department in charge of everything. Peter was in charge of the churches power and the clergy controlled people’s daily lives in name of the state and Peter the great. Peter also made the upper classmen of Russia dress in a western style and groom themselves like westerners by shaving their mustaches and beards. With this push in culture, religion, and education he was challenging Russia and their stereotypically conservative ways.
He collected taxes without the consent of the estates general in order establish many things, fund a series of wars, build a bigger and stronger military and to build his palace, the Palace of Versailles, when it was built he insisted that the nobles spend more time there (Doc 2). This eventually led the nobles into debt because they spent most of their time and money at the Palace of Versailles. The nobles being in debt meant that they lost status and power, which ultimately fed the basis for the French Revolution. Document 3 states; “The aftermath of the revocation was disastrous for France. Many of those who abjured [gave up] their Protestant religion repented of their weakness.”(Doc 3) This demonstrates that the removal of the Edict of Nantes drove people insane because it granted the people France substantial rights, however when the rights were removed by Louis XIV people became infuriated, which is another reason to why the French Revolution occurred.