Catherine II of Russia

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  • Why Is Montesquieu Important In The Russian Enlightenment Era

    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 the reformation of western empires by the turn of the nineteenth century. However within the ruling elite of the west, the enlightenment era was highly controversial. Many rulers during this era transformed their governing style…

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  • Peter The Great Case Study

    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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  • Nobility In 1760 And 1860: An Analysis

    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 Failure Of Catherine The Great

    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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  • How Did Tsar Nicholas II Rule Russia

    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

    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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  • Tsar Nicholas II: An Overseer And A Leader

    overseer demand obsequious behavior while a leader earn trust through understanding others. During Tsar Nicholas II reign; he was known for being the last Romanov leaders. Tsar’s government held totally power, along with the inability to rule over Russia. Tsar was dethroned and later executed with his family for his poor judgement and Russia being in chaos. Industrialism did not reach Russia until the late 19th century; but majority of Russia was still not industrialized. As other nations…

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  • Comparison Of Julius Caesar And Czar Nicholas Ll.

    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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  • The Causes And Aspects Of The Austrian Revolution Of 1848

    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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  • The Impact Of Rasputin On The Downfall Of Tsarist Russia

    “The revolution happened because I didn’t kill him in time to stop it” Felix Yusupov How far did the political and personal influence exerted by Rasputin lead to the downfall of Tsarist Russia?  General information on this topic Nicholas II of Russia was the last emperor of Russia (1st November 1894 to 15th March 1917). His reign saw the dramatic fall of the imperial Russian empire. After the Febuary revolution of 1917 Nicholas was forced to abdicate the throne. In 1918, Nicholas and his family…

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