Peter the Great Descriptive Essay by Write Fine

Peter the Great
An outline of the life of Peter the Great, renown for his controversial reforms and his bizarre and unpredictable behavior.
# 112426 | 1,912 words | 7 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 24, 2009 in History (Leaders) , History (Russian)

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The paper discusses and analyzes the topic of Peter the Great, his life and contribution to Western Civilization. The paper notes that Peter the Great ruled Russia as a Tsar and Emperor for nearly 50 years, and he brought reforms and modernism to his country, but many of his reforms were controversial. In addition the paper comments that he made some great accomplishments, but his reign was contentious, at best.

Sample of Sources Used:

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