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Catherine the Great


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Title: Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great
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Where did Catherine rule?
The dark green is all the Russian land and the
area where the arrow is pointing to was added by
Catherine the Great !
A bump along the road
  • One conflict the Catherine Great faced was from
    1788 to 1790, Russia fought the Russo-Swedish War
    against Sweden.
  • Catherine and her Russian troops responded to the
    Swedes with a great force and teamed up with
    Denmark to defeat the Swedes.

The Russian fleet before the Battle of Hogland.
After the battle began
Another bump
  • Catherine was a afraid that the May Constitution
    of Poland might lead to a regained power for the
    Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and that the
    growth of democracy inside Poland would threaten
    the European monarchies.
  • So Catherine took the lead in the partitions of
    Poland in the 1790s so that she and other
    European monarchs could control the Polish threat.

This map shows the three partitions of Poland.
What did Cathy have in common with all the other
  • Like all of the other monarchs we studied,
    Catherine the Great of Russia ruled as a monarch.
    Also like all of the other rulers, Catherine the
    Great tried to expand Russias borders, increase
    its power as a dominant European nation, and
    fought many wars.
  • Also like all the other monarchs, Catherine the
    Great did not please everyone. Although she
    would make great strides for some groups of
    people, like nobles and her government officials,
    the lower classes were usually condemned to a
    life of poverty. This is the same for many of
    the other monarchs as well.

What did Cathy have in common with at least two
of the other monarchs?
  • Peter the Great of Russia
  • Frederick The Great of Prussia
  • Ironically enough three of the monarchs that have
    a lot in common are all considered Great!
  • Catherine, Peter, and Frederick are all from
    similar areas so they have some cultural and
    geographic similarities.
  • All three also fought many wars to protect and
    promote the growth of their respective countries.
  • They are all greats and I think this name is
    fitting, they all did great things for their
    countrys government, people, and power.
    Although they were all dictators they were,

Friend or Foe?
  • The monarch that would get along the best with
    Catherine the Great is Peter the Great. They were
    both rulers of Russia and both believed in
    westernization. Peter the Great improved
    education and encouraged trade while Catherine
    the Great set up schools for boys and girls and
    won a warm-water port on the Black Sea. These two
    monarchs would have gotten along very well.

Cant we all just get along?
  • Charles I and Catherine The Great would not get
    along. Catherine The Great would not have agreed
    with the way Charles I decided to rule. Charles I
    would put his enemies in prison without a trail,
    collected very high taxes and angered the
    puritans. He also dissolved the Parliament for 11
    years because they tried to stop him. Charles I
    was then beheaded in 1649 by Parliament. He was
    the first European king to be tried and executed
    by his own Parliament.

Has Russia changed??
Modern Russia
Russia in 1762
Yes, Russia has changed a lot. Catherine the
Great really worked on expanding Russias borders
and as you can see on the map, it has expanding
even more since her reign.
Modern Government vs. Back in the Day
  • Today, Russia has a federation government. It is
    based on civil law system. The judicial branch
    reviews the legislative acts.
  • When Catherine the Great ruled, it was a monarchy
    government type. There was a Parliament but
    Catherine the Great was the overall ruler.

Which monarch would you choose?
  • I would want to live under the rule of Louis XIV
    of France because during his rule life was good
    in France. Even though he spent all the countries
    money, it improved life. He also spent a lot of
    time renewing the arts in France. He seemed like
    a great ruler!

Which country would I move to?....
  • If I had to move to one of the countries that we
    learned about, I would have to choose England.
  • England is very similar to the United States in
    its government views, culture, and there is no
    language barrier!
  • Plus who wouldnt love to have an English accent
    and eat fish n chips?!