The Revolutionary Reforms Of Peter The Great

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Peter the Great (1672-1725) was one of the pivotal figures of Russian history.  His reforms were a product of his personality and his vision for what he wanted Russia to become; and sometimes in history, personality matters more than those vague “historical forces” that professional historians like to imagine as controlling the destinies of men.

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5 thoughts on “The Revolutionary Reforms Of Peter The Great

  1. Your post reminded of a passage from the New Testament.

    Luke 4:24: ‘And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.’

    But if you want to do something that will echo throughout the Universe, make a big enough splash so its ripples will, if even for a tiny bit, leave a mark in our Reality then you will have to embrace the hate and anger of those who’ll oppose you and use them as fuel to energize your endeavors.

    Case in point – Trump.

    Europe seems to, though ever so slowly, start walking down the same path.

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