Age of Absolutism: Russia. First, some geography Russia in BIG Physically diverse Ethnically diverse. Compared in Latitude & Area with the United States. Russia’s Time Zones. The Steppes. Grassland used for growing cereals or for raising livestock “Bread Basket” of Russia
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Grassland used for growing cereals or for raising livestock
“Bread Basket” of Russia
Essential to Russia’s well-being
Expansion by conquest
Need for warm-water port
The necessity of a strong, central government
These dictate emerging Russian policy
(before 1000 CE)
Ivan III Tearing the Great Khan’s Letter Requesting More Tribute in 1480.
Lasted 300 years
(Great Northern War: 1709)
Pro-WestFor Progress & ChangeEncourage New Ideas,Technologies, etc.
appeals to popular fears