A big weakness for Peter the Great was he ignored and abused the people of his country. Many of the changes were for the sake of increasing his own power. He ordered many
Peter the Great led Russia to its modern and powerful time, at the same time Louis XIV also made his people see the rise of a stronger France which under the rule of him. They suffered their people but also bring them new life so that is hard to judge who is better, but as a leader, Louis XIV created the grandest court in history of France and made France became the leading cultural and military power of Europe. Peter the Great was successfully involved in every part of Russians’ life such as what people wore and read. Louis XIV made his country become much more powerful and respectful in the world stage so he was considered better than Peter the Great.
As a conclusion Peter the Great of Russia should receive the title of “Most Absolute Monarch” because he was wise, yet cruel. He created Russia's navy, but required an education before the men could join. He was fond of physical labor and didn't mind putting his men through it. Peter also westernized the entire country of Russia. Since beards were not a fashion in westernization, Peter made it mandatory for all of his nobleman to shave their beards off. He wanted Russia to be westernized completely. Peter was very strong and was not afraid of anyone's criticism. When his people tried to overthrow him (which was multiple times), it usually ended with mass executions. Peter had to let everyone know who was boss. He even interrogated his own son because of faulty reasoning. He also was a very strong Protestant Christian and made everyone follow him as a Christian. To get down to it, if things didn't go Peter's way, it all ended
Peter the Great and Ivan the Terrible are both well know Russian Tsars. Both Russian rulers killed many of their own people but Peter the Great was a much better ruler because the second half of Ivan’s reign was characterized by political instability and atrocities committed by Ivan’s personal guard the Oprichnina while Peter continued to better the Russian state.
During the time periods between 1682 and 1725 Peter the Great took a number of steps to modernize russia and transform it into a major European power. These steps were promoting diversity, encouraging education, increasing foreign trade, enforcing a new style of dress, prompting progress in technology and changing old Russian appearances. Realizing that Russia couldn't confront the Ottoman Empire alone, Peter ventured out to Europe to look for the guide of the European rulers. Despite the fact that the mission failed it presented Peter to Western European artists, scientists, craftsmen, and noble families. This persuaded him that Russia should take after Western Europe in certain ways
(document 5) . To prove he was an autocrat Peter also declared war on Sweden to open a road from Russia to the west by taking over the coastal region . He raised new armies after being defeated by Charles XII of Sweden and worked to create a good military and to construct ships to gain
Prior to Peter the Great taking reign, the Russian society was in a rough condition. The economy was failing and the country's standing army was extremely weak. Russia was also in the midst of a war against the Ottoman Turkish Empire, with a goal to secure a Russian port on the northern coast of the Black Sea. Peter the Great ruled over Russia from 1682-1752.He tried to form warm water ports so they had the ability to trade in the in the winter seasons. He also tried to improve Russia and modernize the culture. As an effect of these things, Peter the Great had an overall positive impact on Russia during his rule.
Peter the Great of Russia was a strong and absolute ruler. Czar Peter I used a form of absolute rule called autocratic rule. Meaning that he ruled with unlimited authority over his subjects and land. Many people tile Peter the Great as a modernizer of Russia (Mendrala, 41). 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 (Source #2). During his reign Peter the Great develops a number of policies, and he dramatically reforms his country. Like any ruler, Peter encounters a few problematic incidents, but is able to overcome
Doc 5: Peter the Great thinks he is skillful in commercial activities and knowledge on defending and ordering his country. “For this end we have always tried to maintain internal order, to defend the state against invasion, and in every possible way to improve and to extend
He was simultaneously worshiped and able to gain the nobles cooperation through this. Similarly, in Russia, Ivan III, the first real king of Russia, ended Mongol power and created a new service of nobles which were also dependent on the state. Peter the Great then proceeded to westernize Russia through his absolutist power. He built the city of St. Petersburg, where like Versailles, nobles were required to say. Peter also established a bureaucracy which was military and civilian. Overall, both absolutist rulers in France and Russia had similar political practices, like creating a grandiose environment where nobles had to stay, and developing a governmental system which gave all power to the
While he was not as horrid as Ivan The Terrible, many revolts occurred against Peter the Great as a result of his high taxes and cruelness towards his people. Despite his ruthless tendencies, he still managed to maintain a confident and stable reign in office. He transformed Russia into a great European nation and was very effective leader. While both Peter and Louis XIV were both similar in rule, Louis XIV was more absorbed with outward appearances, while Peter focused on reforming his
While some of these social reforms (or decrees) may seem odd they are still felt today long after his death. In 1705 a decree was released that mandated changes in how men kept their facial hair. Apparently many men had unkempt facial hair and this was uncharacteristic in western countries. Incidentally the facial hair controversy directly resulted in Peter imposing one of many new taxes on the citizens. Facial hair was just one of many issues Peter focused on, he also imposed westernized clothing on the
A war broke against the Swedish also, and Peter was threatened of losing both the Southern and Northern water way of Russia. This threat made Peter the Great seek the friendship of the world's most prolific naval empire. This was a time at which Peter the Great carefully chose his allies, joining the Freemasons alongside with “King William of Orange, Sir Isaac Newton, and Sir Christopher Wren, all of whom Peter met privately”(A. George and E. George, 8). Peter's adherence to the Freemasons was the key principle to all the actions he was about to take as an emperor. The reforms Peter had made during his lifetime were “influenced by Masonic percepts ... which influenced a moral life, good works, the search for truth, education, toleration, and in general the brotherhood and perfection of mankind”(A. George and E. George, 8). Once Peter returned to Russia he was convince of the need to overrun the societal model and practices of old Muscovy by transforming it into a modern society and a great
Prior to Peter taking reign, the Russian society was in a rough condition. The economy was failing and the country's standing army was extremely weak. Russia was also in the midst of a war against the Ottoman Turkish Empire, with a goal to secure a Russian port on the northern coast of the Black Sea. Peter the Great ruled over Russia from 1682-1752.He tried to form warm water ports so they had the ability to trade in the in the winter. He also tried to improve Russia and modernize the culture. As an effect of these things, Peter the Great had an overall positive impact on Russia during his rule.
Peter the Great was a descendant of the Romanov family who started his co-rule with his brother since he was ten years old. When his brother died in 1896, only then did Peter become the sole tsar of Russia. However, at the time, Russia did not have a developed military, government, or technology as that of the other countries in Europe. At the start of the Peter’s reign as tsar, he had taken part in the conquest against the Ottoman Empire in an effort to gain land in order to secure a Russian port in the coast of the Black Sea. In Compared to Europe, Russia was much less advanced.