Peter the Great
By Nicole Casey
- a firm hand
- mind set on modernization
-controlling over church and nobles
- modernizes Russia
- strengthen the Russian military
- expand Russian border
- centralize royal power
- gained ports on the Baltic Sea
- ended Russia’s long period of isolation
- Peters first policy was westernization . This is known as adaption of western ideas, culture and technology.
- Forced landowning nobles to serve the state by participating in military or civilian positions.
- Passed a law saying that nobles kept control of their land.
- Forced some people to be workers or laborers on roads, government projects, or canals.
- Peter the great also encouraged exporting items.
- Traveled to Europe to learn everything about ship building
- Peters childhood and curiosity showed off later in his lifetime. He spent most of his childhood in the "German quarter". This was known as "Moscow neighborhood".