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How did Catherine the Great Change Russia?
Last Updated: 24th March, 2020
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Subsequently, one may also ask, how did Catherine the Great Change the World?
Known for her intelligence and ambitions to rule the Russian Empire, Catherine not only challenged the social norms of the time but also set the precedent for women in powerful positions. Catherine ruled through corruption, scandal, political reforms, and land expansion.
what changes did Catherine the Great make politically? While Catherine believed in absolute rule, she did make some efforts toward social and political reforms. She put together a document, known as the "Nakaz," on how the country's legal system should run, with a push for capital punishment and torture to be outlawed and calling for every man to be declared equal.
Similarly, you may ask, how did Peter the Great and Catherine the Great modernize Russia?
In order to win this war, Peter the Great launched a substantial war industry, based in the Ural Mountains. In addition, he created a new navy in the Baltic sea. Peter also centralized and modernized the government; ironically, he took Sweden as his model. Peter's reforms westernized the Russian elite classes.
How did Potemkin lose his eye?
On his return, he was appointed Procurator, and won a reputation as a lover. Under unclear circumstances, Potemkin then lost his left eye and fell into a depression.