Czar Peter the Great. A Great Leader or a Tyrant?. Europe’s Oldest Absolute Monarch. Czar is the Russian Word for Caesar The First Czar is Ivan the Terrible in 1574 The Czars will last until World War I and the Russian Revolution. Peter the Great.
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Czar Peter the Great A Great Leader or a Tyrant?
Europe’s Oldest Absolute Monarch • Czar is the Russian Word for Caesar • The First Czar is Ivan the Terrible in 1574 • The Czars will last until World War I and the Russian Revolution
Peter the Great • He is a Boy king taking the throne at age 10 • He will experience an uprising at a young age by his body guards • Peter will never trust Traditional Russian Culture
Peter Modernizes Russia • Peter will make it his mission to bring Russia into the Western World • He hires many westerns to be his ministers and advisors • Also builds Russia’s first Western City St. Petersburg
Building St. Petersburg Good Bad Built to ignore traditional Russian Culture 30,000 Conscripted Peasants Died building the City Moved the Capital Away from most of Russian Fought an 11 year war just to get the land to build the city • A Very beautiful and advanced city • A center of Business and trade • A modern industrial center • Greatly improved education and business in Russia