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    Catherine the Great was born and Germany but she died a true Russian. She ruled for 34 years from 1762 to 1996 and during her reign there were many advances to Russia but there were also a lot of troubles (McGuire 104). Catherine was full of contrasts; she could be tyrannical but also tolerant, she could be extremely wise or wildly reckless, and she could be generous but other times ruthless (McGuire 25). Catherine threw herself into her job with great enthusiasm. She loved Russia and adored being empress (McGuire 71). She also found a lot of interest a new philosophy that just started and soon this turned into the Enlightenment. Catherine the Great along with two other men pushed the ideas of the Enlightenment, she stopped a rebellion, and…

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    Catherine the Great Catherine the Great, Yekaterina Alekseyevna in Russian, was bound to the heir to the Russian throne at the young age of 14. Sophie Friederike Auguste Princess of Anhalt-Zerbst was a German- born princess. At the beginning of her reign, she overthrew her husband Peter after he began cheating on her. Now without Peter she accomplished several things for Russia and was a principal leader of the Russian Royal Family. Being born German and ruled Russian Catherine the Great is a…

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    immortalized in Russian history as Catherine the Great. Following a coup and the murder of her husband Peter III, Catherine reigned as empress of Russia from 1762 to 1796. Her reign was simultaneously supported by the enlightenment era whose ideas began to spread throughout Europe. Supported by philosophes like John Locke, Montesquieu and Voltaire, the enlightenment era contested previous perceptions of the individual within society. Theories like reasoning began to play an important factor in…

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    Explain the background of Peter the Great and his curiosity with respect to the military and technological innovations. What did he do to fight Russia 's military backwardness? Peter the Great used different international specialists to learn different skills, specializing in military skills. He learned how to fire artillery, in additional to building and sailing ships, and this was in his childhood. As he grew, so did his knowledge about military strategies. Although some of his decisions…

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    shift in the way that the Russian public regarded the monarch. In 1760, the position of the monarch was regarded with a sense of superiority, where all respect was directed. The monarch’s power was unquestioned and their judgment was seen as most informed, only allocating indirect power to provincial personnel or hand selected advisors. In the 1860s, after the state building of Catherine the Great which further delegated powers to other parts of the government, the status of the monarch was seen…

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    Catherine the Great died while in a coma, which was caused by a stroke at the age of 67. She ruled with an enlightened mind, making her country better and not just seeking power for herself. She was able to accomplish several amazing things as well as conquering many failures, making both into benefits for Russia. Catherine the Great was a German princess turned Russian Empress. She gained her throne through a coup d’état with her husband Peter III, ruling for 34 years until her death. Many…

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    Russia was ruled by Tsars and followed a monarchy until 1917. The last Tsar of Russia was Nicholas II who brought industrial revolution in Russia. During those old days, one became a Tsar because they inherit, not because they were chosen to be Tsars because of their high qualifications. One of the events that enforced me to research on during our lecture was The French Revolution in 1792 and the Russian Tsar, Alexander I, in the revolution. It persisted for quite a long time (both Paul I and…

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    Russian Revolution Causes

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    existed between the citizens of Russia and Tsar Nicholas II. In 1917, two revolutions swept through the country, ending the imperial rule that existed. In March, the February Revolution erupted and forced Nicholas II to abdicate. The Provisional Government was created and established, however, it was later overthrown by the Bolsheviks during the Bolshevik Revolution, where they took over several buildings in Petrograd and created a new government. Many people…

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    Nicholas experienced despite being raised in a palace a happy upbringing in the Romanov household. Educated by several tutors, Nicholas studied languages, history, sciences, horsemanship, shooting, and dancing. What he was not schooled in, unfortunately for Russia, was how to function as a monarch. Czar Alexander III, healthy and robust at six-foot-four, planned to rule for decades. At the age of nineteen, Nicholas joined an exclusive regiment of the Russian Army and also served in the horse…

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    On March 3, 1861, Tsar Alexander II granted new rights to the peasants by passing his emancipation edict. These rights allowed for peasants to own property, marry as they chose, and file suits in the court of law. As there were pro’s to the emancipation, there were also cons. One of the limitations of this emancipation was that peasants had to purchase land from their landowners, however the landowners got to keep the good pieces of property. Even though this may seem like a great idea for the…

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