Compare And Contrast Peter The Great And Louis Xiv

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It takes a while to build your reputation, but it can be broken within seconds. Louis and Peter use their reputations to persuade others of their worthiness. Along with their statuses they use a variety of tactics to lure in followers. Peter relied on a more aggressive and controlling method, whereas Louis went with a passive aggressive effort. Louis XIV and Peter the Great ruled their countries similarly using PERSIA categories, especially political, economical, social, and intellectual ideas, but overall their impact of that control was different.
Peter and Louis XIV both experienced tragic events when they were kids. During the Streltsy Revolts in 1698, the streltsy became dissatisfied with the government because they started paying them
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They both desired to limit their nobilities powers. Louis hated his nobility and tried to keep them out of his government. He required them to live at Versailles for part of the year so he could keep them distracted while he took on his affairs. He was able to collect taxes without the consent of the French Estates general, which was unheard of by any other ruler. Louis’s political structure was centralized absolutism, so he could handpick his desired ministers and limit the power of the nobility. Nonetheless, Peter the Great took a different route. In order to pacify the nobility he gave them jobs in the military and civil offices. His ranking system allowed non-nobles a chance to become nobility. Peter the Great took the initiative to do what he had to in order to continue ruling without the nobility’s interferences. He centralized Russia by creating 50 provinces and this reform created a social balance since it ensured that everyone was under the same central law. He politically and economically influenced his country by secularizing schools, creating a strong navy, reorganizing his army according to Western standards, and gaining greater control of the Orthodox Church. In order to develop Russia’s economy, he imposed taxes of Russian serfs to increase the revenue of the monarchy. Increasing revenue helped create a centralized bureaucracy. Peter saw the flaws in Russia and reformed in into a great

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