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Title: Catherine the GREAT


1
Catherine the GREAT
  • By KG
  • The Magnificent

2
RUSSIA!
Added by Catherine the Great
3
Catherines Challenges
  • Peasant uprisings
  • In 1773 Emelian Pugachev announces himself true
    tsar, he issues an imperial manifesto ending
    serfdom, taxes and military conscription.
  • Caused by worsening conditions of serfs who were
    beginning to be sold without land.
  • Pugachev was betrayed by his followers to
    Catherine. After his execution Catherine
    responded by further repressing the peasantry,
    granting more rights to lords, and reverting the
    country to feudalism.

4
Catherines Challenges Part Deux
  • Nobility and Domestic Affairs
  • Catherine had to maintain a careful balance
    between the power of the monarchy and the
    nobility.
  • She could not give the serfs too much freedom or
    the lords would be angry and revolt. However, she
    could not give the lords too much power over the
    serfs or they would be too repressed and the
    serfs would rebel.
  • Catherine responded by giving the lords most of
    the power and repressing the serfs to the point
    of rebellion.

5
Commonalities
  • All absolute monarchs emphasized war defense,
    expansion, and military.
  • All believed in the divine right of kings.
  • All absolute monarchs centralized monarchs,
    attempted to limit the rights of nobility, and
    eliminate representative bodies.

6
Commonalities
  • French, Russian, and Prussian absolute monarchs
    all kept strong standing armies.
  • Religion was not the main focus in Prussia,
    Russia, and Austria.

7
Who would get along with Catherine?
  • Peter the Great, Catherines grandfather would
    agree with several of her policies
  • Using terror, reducing the power of the nobility,
    and expanding Russia were things they both had in
    common

8
Who would not like Catherine?
  • Frederick II would not agree with Catherine and
    her oppressive policies.
  • Frederick gave serfs more freedom and allowed
    them to hold land.
  • He also provided them with elementary education
  • They also fought over the Partitions of Poland.

9
Russia Today
  • Russia has diminished in size.
  • It no longer has warm water ports, as it lost
    its Black Sea ports after Catherines reign

10
Government
  • In Catherines era Russia was ruled by absolute
    monarchs of the Romanov Dynasty.
  • It is currently ruled democratically by President
    Vladimir Putin.

11
We would like to live under
Frederick the Great!
  • Frederick did not oppress his serfs, which we
    would probably have been.
  • He was also tolerant of different religions

12
We would like to live in
ENGLAND!!!
  • We want to live in England because they have the
    most democratic system out of the other
    countries.
  • They have a strong world reputation, economy, and
    defense system.
  • They also have really awesome accents.
  • And Harry Potter.
  • And Prince William.
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