Essay On Peter The Great

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Peter I “The Great”: Czar of Russia Peter “The Great” was an absolute monarch of Russia from 1682 until 1725. He is the most responsible sole person for “westernizing” Russia. The time period he lived in is known as the “Enlightenment” because so many European rulers were “Enlightened” in different ways and they impacted their governments, people, economy, etc. in a forward thinking way. The rulers would try to make their nations become more like what we are today, with ideas such as, no slavery, technological advancements, peace with other countries, etc. Peter was born in 1672, and as a child he was put through many tough times. His father, Alexis, had two widows and each was on opposite sides of conflicting Russians factions. Because…show more content…
Peter started the Northern War in which his goal was to get to the Baltic Sea and establish a city there. The war was against the Swedish people and Peter was victorious because the last and most critical battle was won by the Russians. Peter had Moscow completely burned down so the Swedish could not take it, but the Swedish army also could not go back home because of the weather and they did not have the food and water to make it back home without losing most of their men. After this great victory, Peter conquered land near the Baltic Sea and established a city he named after himself, St. Petersburg. This city was known as Peter’s “window to the west” because it opened up many trading routes with other countries. Peter “The Great” died in St. Petersburg in 1725. He is buried at the Peter and Paul Cathedral. Peter “The Great” is the most responsible monarch for “westernizing” Russia. He made several different reforms to give more power to the central government and the Tsar, he promoted military, and he improved the Russian economy. He also won a war against the Swedish, in which he then established a city he named after himself and the city was very open to trade routes to other countries through the Baltic Sea. Peter “The Great” is truly an “enlightened” monarch of the early 18th
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