Peter the Great

Emperor of Russia

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  • Interested in westernization
  • Absolute Monarch
  • Controlling
  • Needed people to follow orders
  • Ruthless
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  • Signed treaty with Qing Dynasty
  • Expanded Russia's power
  • Simplified Russian Alphabet
  • Improved schools and military


  • Could not control the government until he was 17 because he was not well educated.
  • Killed over 1000 people who did not follow his new order
  • Spent a lot of time walking in European cities to adapt to western lifestyle
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  • Made Boyars shave their beards
  • Modernized Boyars' clothing
  • Forced nobles and boyars to serve in military positions