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Peter I

  1. 1. Peter I (Peter the Great of Russia) By. Natalie Cox, Tiffany Kwong, Dong Eun Kim
  2. 2. BACKGROUND <ul><li>Peter the great </li></ul><ul><li>Born in 1672 (Moscow, Russia) </li></ul><ul><li>tsar from 1682 to 1725 </li></ul><ul><li>toured Europe </li></ul><ul><li>1725 died </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced by King Louis XIV </li></ul>
  3. 3. POWER&INFLUENCE <ul><li>Beard tax </li></ul><ul><li>conquering land on the Baltic Sea, where he founded St. Petersburg </li></ul><ul><li>Won ‘unexpected victory’ against Swedes </li></ul><ul><li>Attempted to modernize Russia </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced much on Orthodox church </li></ul><ul><li>Believed individuals/nations pass through 3 stages in life </li></ul>
  4. 4. MIDDLE LIFE <ul><li>Alexi, son, was against his reforms </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to renounce the throne </li></ul><ul><li>Father sentenced him to prison </li></ul><ul><li>Tortured to death in prison </li></ul>
  5. 5. ACCOMPLISHMENTS <ul><li>Russia out of the medieval times </li></ul><ul><li>1725 Russia=leading eastern European state </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic reforms </li></ul><ul><li>Military reforms </li></ul><ul><li>Governmental reforms </li></ul><ul><li>Changed to simple alphabet, still in use today </li></ul>
  6. 6. PHILOSOPHY <ul><li>autocrat - believed that everything should go through him </li></ul><ul><li>Marred further development </li></ul><ul><li>Change Russia into a Nation </li></ul>
  7. 7. TRUE TO HIS IDEALS? <ul><li>Unsuccessful on all accounts except Swedes </li></ul><ul><li>Caused war for most of his rein </li></ul><ul><li>Window to Europe (Sweden ports) </li></ul><ul><li>Improved transportations </li></ul>
  8. 8. BIBLIOGRAPHY <ul><li>Copleston, Frederick. &quot;A History of Philosophy.&quot; 2 Mar. 2009 <http://books.google.com/books?id=PBTxH_88fnYC&pg=PA85&lpg=PA85&dq=philosophy+of+peter+the+great+of+russia&source=bl&ots=_pVkvVBf4c&sig=nc_NbIh_RKHWAeMfzzcONye26M8&hl=en&ei=sZekSboO2LmQBdqTtb0F&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The Great Northern War.&quot; Ask.com . 2 Mar. 2009 <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/great_northern_war.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Peter the Great.&quot; 25 Feb. 2009 <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/peter_the_great.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Reforms of Peter I of Russia.&quot; Wikipedia . 20 Feb. 2009. 26 Feb. 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_the_Great_reformations_in_Russia>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Russia Under Peter the Great.&quot; Socyberty . 6 Nov. 2008. 2 Mar. 2009 <http://www.socyberty.com/History/Russia-Under-Peter-the-Great.332045>. </li></ul><ul><li>Shorschoff, Boris. &quot;Peter the Great.&quot; 2 Mar. 2009 <http://www.disseminated.net/free/research/freepapers/peter.htm>. </li></ul>

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