Absolute Monarchy in Russia

 

Go to the following site and answer the questions that follow:
 http://members.aol.com/jdremmell/ch20.html

 

 


 

1 How did peter the Great strengthen the cenral rule of Russia ?

 

 

 

2 How did Peter make these changes work ?

 

 

3 Do you think this would work today ? Why ? Why not ? Be specific

 

 

4 Go to the link for "Peter the Great" in the section for states of Eastern Europe, under section E number 6,- What was the result of Peter's visit to western Europe ?

 

 

http://www.netsrq.com/~dbois/cath-gr.html
 

Catherine the Great

5 What were the achievements of Catherine the Great ?

 

 

6 How did she favor the Russian gentry (nobles) ? Give specific examples

 

 

 

7 Peter and Catherine were both important in making Russia a modern nation. Using the above information and that from your book, write a paragraph, explaining why the above is a true statement (That is, how did their actions make Russia a more modern nation ?) .  Use specific examples in your essay.

 

 Go to the following website: http://www.virtualclassroom.net/tvc/ausprus/index.htm

8 What were the causes of the thirty years war ? Be specific

 

9 What were the results of the Thirty years war ? be specific

 

 

10 Why was Maria Theresa important ?

 

11 How was the balance of power maintained in Europe in the 1750's ?