Peter the Great

By: Selina Pauwels

Personality

  • intelligence
  • a firm hand
  • had a mind set on modernization
  • was a curious and powerful man
  • and was controlling over church nobles

Accomplishments

  • modernizes Russia
  • strengthen the Russian military
  • expand its borders
  • and centralize royal power
  • gained ports on the Baltic Sea
  • also ended Russia’s long period of isolation

Policies

  • took upon westernization such as
  • ideas
  • technology
  • and culture
  • encouraged exports

Interesting Facts

  • imported western technology
  • improved Russian education
  • made their alphabet less difficult
  • improved waterways
  • canals
  • developed textile manufacturing
  • mining
  • and new companies for trading