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Title: The Ends Versus the Means: a look at the claim to "greatness" of Peter I of Russia.

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Subject: History
Author: Rolanda B
Date: January 31, 2016
Level: University
Grade: A
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There exists an old Russian proverb that translates "the same hammer that shatters the glass forges the steel." Peter "shattered the glass" by breaking down the limitations of a somewhat backwards empire, and "forged" the way for a new and powerful Russia. Though it is clear that his tactics were sometimes cruel and of great detriment to the peasant proletariat, the stronger argument clearly shows that Peter the Great influenced and reformed Russia in ways that none of his predecessors could; Peter made Russia a force to be reckoned with, and, in essence, "put it on the map...

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Though it is clear that his tactics were sometimes cruel and of great detriment to the peasant proletariat, the stronger argument clearly shows that Peter the Great influenced and reformed Russia in ways that none of his predecessors could; Peter made Russia a force to be reckoned with, and, in essence, "put it on the map...

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