Additional Questions for Peter the Great

  1. Referring to responsibilities 1, 4, and 9 on the Ukaz on the Responsibilities of the Senate, do you think that the Senate was granted too much power during a period of rebuilding?
  2. If Peter was alive today, how do you think his ideas of reforming Russia would be received?
  3. What are some societal mannerisms from this time period that are still around today?
  4. Do you think Peter the Great would be accepted as a ruler in modern Russia?
  5. Do you feel as if Peter’s Succession law was fair? Do you think the heir of the throne should always be hereditary?

2 Replies to “Additional Questions for Peter the Great”

  1. Concerning question 2, today Peter the Great is an epitome of a successful leader, credited with creating modern Russia. Relating back to one of the earlier questions, asking if Peter the Great was Russia’s first example of a nationalist leader, I definetly believe he was. Though many Tsars before him looked after Russia’s own interests, he was the first to actually adopt western customs to integrate his country, then, perhaps achieve European superiority. Today Russia is still trying to achieve or maintain their own perception of European dominance. If their leader were to implement similar reforms (considering Russia has the same desires) it would be well received.

  2. In response to question two, Peter the great was one of the most influential rulers of Russia. He was the person to modernize Russia, and overall help the country develop. I believe most of his reforms would be well accepted now. He was very concerned with the development of Russia. He brought new technologies that helped Russia, and new outlooks on ideas. He also started to introduce new cultures. All of this would be well received. I think that the reforms on clothing and making the men shave their beards would not be well received today. Today, everyone is very particular in how they dress so that would not be taken well. But overall he would be well received.

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