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Giattino - U2-3a

Unit 2 - Section 3a

Themes in Russian History Expansion by conquest. Need for warm-water ports. The necessity of a strong, central government
Ivan III Also known as Ivan the Great. Extended Muscovy territory and United Russia. 1547- proclaims himself to be Czar – emperor or Caesar
Ivan IV Also known as Ivan the Terrible Continued policy of expansion Gained his name because of his use of a secret police Harsh ruling methods
The Pendulum of Russian History Pro-West For Progress & Change Encourage New Ideas, Technologies, etc. Anti-West Isolationist Xenophobic Ultra-Conservative
Peter the Great 1682-1725 Absolute monarch Controlled Russian Orthodox Church Created an Army that would only answer him(self). Goal was to turn Russia into a commercial and military power Take over a warm weather port Policy of Westernization – modernize Raised taxes
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