Tsardom of Russia

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  • Ivan Iv ( 1530-1584 )

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    Ivan IV (1530-1584) was proclaimed Grand Prince of Moscow in 1533 and from 1547 until his death, the first to be crowned Tsar of Russia. During his reign, Ivan established autocracy, expanded Russia’s territory, and centralized its government. Ivan The Terrible earned his name through his unstable personality, containing bloodlust, paranoia and violent outbursts that would ultimately hurt his own country. On his deathbed, the Grand Prince of Moscow, Vasily III, told his wife, Princess Elena Glinskaya

  • A Brief Biography of Ivan the Terrible

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    pimple on his thigh that had developed into a deadly sore. Basil requested at his deathbed that his son Ivan would become the ruler of Russia when he became a man at age 15. Once Basil died the boyars took over Russia, denying Ivan's right to the throne. Ivan's mother then with other trusted boyars took over the ruling party. Elena was able to successfully rule Russia for four years, until she died suddenly in 1538, apparently from poisoning, leaving eight-year-old Ivan an orphan. They had ended and

  • Essay on Ivan the Terrible

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    Terrible I’m doing my report on Ivan the Terrible. Ivan Vasiljevich the Terrible was born in 1530 and died in 1584. He was the son of the Grand Duke Vasili III. His mother Helena Glinsky was the daughter of a Luthuanian refugee who had found asylum in Russia. She was young, vivacious, intelligent, and beautiful. Vasili had married her after he tried to have an heir for 20 years with his first wife Salome. Vasili was in his 50’s, and Helena was 20 when Ivan was born. Ivan had another brother Yuri born

  • Tsar Ivan The Terrible Established The State Policy Oprichnina

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    Tsar Ivan the Terrible established the state policy oprichnina in 1565-72 Russia as a response to the drawn-out, expensive and failing Livonian War, the suspected treason of the boyars (Russian nobility), and the consequential defection of Prince Kurbsky. Initially implemented as a reform, the oprichnina turned into a madness of secret police, public executions, mass oppression, and the seizures of Russian aristocratic estates. Claiming tens of thousands of lives, the oprichnina, born of the paranoia

  • Russi A Great And Catherine The Great

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    Russia has seen its fair share of autocratic monarchs as well, such as Peter the Great and Catherine the Great. Peter first ascended the throne as co-czar with his half-brother Ivan V in the death of their brother Feodore. Their elder sister, Sophia, was the most capable to take the throne. But being a girl, she was unable to do so and could only rule as regent for the two princes turned czars. While Sophia ruled, Peter spent his days building forts on the banks of a river outside of Moscow. He played

  • Effects Of Mongolian Westernization

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    labor, the focus on literacy declined. 3. What was the nature of Russian expansion under Ivan III and Ivan IV? The reign of the Ivan III resulted in the formation of a new political structure that featured a centralized government and became tsar of Russia. The Russian economy flourished during the time of the Ivans due to the lots of new trade routes. During Ivan IV’s time, many Russian nobles were killed so that the throne could be kept for him. 4. What was the impact of Westernization under Peter

  • The Fault in Our Tsars

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    Russian absolutism brought a new era of social and cultural expectations that drastically altered the life and society of Russia until the twentieth century. The impact the evolution of absolutism had on Russian life cannot be understated nor can it be overlooked. Therefore, it is important for us to look at three key defining eras during which absolutism was strongest in Russia: the Mongols, Ivan IV, and Peter the Great. These three rulers helped to shape much of what would be defined as the Russian

  • Peter The Great: His Life And World

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    the Great: His Life and World Peter the Great: His Life and World was written by Robert K. Massie. Massie studied modern European history at Oxford and American history at Yale University and was obviously fascinated with the rulers of Imperial Russia, as shown by his writing of multiple of their biographies. The book covers the rules of multiple tsars and goes into detail about the decisions, arguments, problems, and successes of each individual ruler. Beginning with Alexis and ending with Peter

  • Ivan The Terrible Was The Grand Prince Of Russia

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    Ivan IV, also called Ivan the Terrible, was the Grand Prince of Russia in the 16th century from the years 1533-1584. During his long reign as Russia’s leader, he transformed Russia from a small futile country to an empire. Because of his success in the government and taking control of neighboring lands this led him into becoming the first czar in 1547. Ivan the Terrible increased the power and position of Russia politically and militarily by defeating and slaughtering all those that got in his way

  • Positive Impacts Of Peter The Great And Henry IV Of Russia

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    improve their countries they ruled and made a positive impact on the people living there. For example, Henry IV made positive changes to France when he ruled, and Peter the Great positively impacted Russia. However, some rulers made bad choices and made their country worse. One example of this is Ivan IV of Russia, who is also known as “Ivan the Terrible”. Although they believed in different things and ruled in different ways, they all made important changes to the country they ruled. One monarch who