The Rule of Peter the Great
- Although Peter the Great wasn't well educated, he was very hardworking and became very successful.
- Became a powerful, demanding, leader with a lot of intelligence.
- Peter became a curious man with a firm hand.
- Took the throne at the age of 10 in 1682
- Took control of government at the age of 17 in 1689
- Taught himself to sail a boat that he restored himself
- Built a world-class navy from scratch, created the largest standing army in Europe, and extended Russian borders to the west and south
- Peter's first policy was westernization. This is known as an adaption of western ideas, culture, and technology.
- Forced landowning nobles to serve the state by participating in military or civilian positions,and workers or laborers on roads, government projects, or canals.
- Passed a law saying how nobles kept control of their land.
- Peter encouraged exporting items.
- Traveled to Europe to learn everything about shipbuilding
- Peter's 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".
- Peter named the boat he had restored “the grandfather of the Russian navy"