Peter the Great, as his name implies was an exceptionally significant figure and monumental leader in Russian history. Peter tried to act as a revolutionary by attempting to change the Russian Government, Religion, Military, and Economy. Although his main goal was to revolutionize Russia, Peter only minimally reformed the Russian society in those areas. In addition, Peter tried to modernize education and the social ways of Russia, but his attempts at westernization brought about no fundamental change. Peter tried to drastically change his government by establishing the Prikazy to carry out his orders. His efforts failed when the Prikazy only made the central government extremely inefficient. Peter also tried to westernize his local and provincial governments but again his efforts failed and all that changed was really the names of the positions. The church was also one of Peter’s biggest concerns. He put the control of the church properties, priests, and revenues into the hands of the Prikazy. Through this government committee, Peter controlled the church. Under Peter the church was no longer associated with the Russian religion but rather an institution run by Peter and his government. However, this action was only a reform because Peter’s church was not able to keep control for long. Another way Peter reformed the church was by perverting the religion and placing himself as a God-like figure. Also Peter took away much of the church’s income to benefit the military. This was merely a reform because the money did not last as long as expected. Through new military policies, Peter aimed to make the Russian army the strongest in the world. Although a little successful, most of Peter’s revolutionary reforms did not drastically improve the military. Peter focused mainly on having the best military and navy in Europe, and his desire was world domination rather than being concerned for the well being of his soldiers. In order to improve the education of his army Peter instituted schools of navigation and engineering. However, this did not have much of an effect on his army due to the fact that they only educated soldiers that could afford to attend these schools. Peter also attempted to westernize Russia by forcing his people to shave their beards and have more social events. The attempts only aggravated his people. However, whilst these changes and attempts of westernization appear drastic, they were merely brief reforms. This classifies Tsar Peter of Russia as a reformer more than a revolutionary. Peter would have liked to completely reorder and drastically improve Russian Society, but in essence he only brought brief changes to Russian religion, government, education, economy and military. Peter, in the area of government, was constantly cluttering its form by adding and subtracting committees and branches that would overlap. Peter attempted to divide his government into three focuses, Central, Provincial and Local. Within the Central Government and at the start of Peter’s reign the Tsar’s knowledge of politics was slim he often relied on his counsel for advice (Anisimov 57). As time went on Peter ignored his advisors and the helpful advice from the Senate. Peter created friction between Senators so that their system would become corrupt, which would lead to Peter ruling absolutely with out the advice of anyone (Cracraft 99). Also, Peter ensured that all government decrees were signed under his name to accentuate his absolute power (Cracraft 56). The Chancelleries Peter created known as the “Prikazy” carried out Peter’s orders. The Prikazy made the Central Government extremely inefficient because some groups of the Prikazy were given specific orders and some were given very vague details of their positions. Because they were unsure of their jobs some Chancelleries would often interfere with other departments within the government and caused the government to be incompetent (Raeff 22). Peter started with forty
Peter the Great was the Emperor of all Russia, he reign from 2 November 1721 to 8 February 1725.
Peter was a Russian hero because he raised Russia from a state of death and modernized Russia technology and army.
First, the Russian economy (Swift, 2000). The construction of a modern army and the need to free Russia from dependence upon foreign suppliers encouraged Peter to set up domestic industries. The need for uniforms led to the establishment of textile factories. The need for guns led him to…
They notice they are the same.
PETER: The Great Gatsby, good choice
NATALIE: (smiles bashfully) I guess you must have good taste in books, I don’t know many guys that would take on this one. (She flips the book to look at the cover)
PETER: I guess I’m not most guys, I like your hair.
NATALIE: I haven’t washed it in three days
PETER: I like that you let the world see how your hair is, opposed to... (his eyes trail with a girl walking by, Natalie’s eyes…
to rule came from god which is known as divine right. During the age of Absolutionism the power of nobility and church was decreased, absolute rulers do not share their power with anyone. Some of the greatest absolute rulers are Louis XIV and Peter The Great.
Rise of Absolutionism began as a result of fighting over territory,religious conflicts and heavy taxes, which lead to peasants revolting. The king/queen then reacted to these by enforcing their rules and laws on them, which eventually brought…
Information Technology Acts Paper
October 29, 2013
Information Technology Acts Paper
Advances in technology have many advantages in our society but with these advantages comes risk and people taking advantage, which requires monitoring of this fast paced evolution. Technology has come a long way, these days children can get any information with just a click of a button. Without proper monitoring, children can get his or her hands on any adult oriented…
Peter the Great has the court of Russia under his belt once he took the throne in 1672, although his journey to the top was not the easiest task. Russia was the backwash to all Europeans. The union looked down on the country because the way they act. Peter the Great led Russia to recognition in the European community. But his journey begins with him and his older stepbrother taking throne as co-Tsars. Ivan was older at 16 as his younger step brother was six years younger than he was, although age…
all contributing to the novel’s plot and theme of self discovery.
Sharing a living space can be difficult at times as Atwood displays in her novel. Once terms and rules are established sharing can be done a little easier. Marian and Ainsley are a great example of the above problem. Their personalities are quite different which makes living together challenging. This is…
certify that this paper was prepared by me for this purpose.”
Certification of authorship (deduction if not present)
Summarize the lecture (include the date)
Identify why it was an important lecture for you
Connect the lecture to a current management issue
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The lecture I connected the most with was “Lets talk Beer” by Peter Burbidge on November 4, 2013. Peter is the founder of…
The East Los Angeles play “In extremis” took place in during the 12th century in Anno Domini in Paris. It starts off with Peter Abelard, arguing with his teacher William of Champeaux, which has set up a new philosophical school of his own, which proves popular at the royal court of France. One of his followers is Heloise, with whom he also starts a sexual affair, under the guise of private tuition. His school's success worries Bernard of Clairvaux…
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Promoting a fully literate Canadian population
PGI Tournament for Literacy found-raising numbers and other community center volunteering were a great success once again!
I am happy to have you apart of this team; I would like to thank all employees that participated to volunteering in different community centers and donated to the PGI Tournament for Literacy. This year’s fund-raiser generated a total of $2 million that will go to…
aware of the limitations the war has put on her family's daily existence. Annemarie's five-year-old sister Kristi is oblivious to the war, which only makes Annemarie more conscious of the changes in her life. Annemarie looks up to her parents and Peter Nielsen, her dead sister Lisa’s ex-fiancé. She also greatly admires King Christina X, the king of Demark. In all of these people Annemarie recognizes bravery and wishes that she could be brave as those she admires. The events of Annemarie's life finally…