WHAP: Stearns 21

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In History
  • 1462

    Much of Russia freed from Tartars

    Ivan the Great (Ivan III) drove the Tartars out of many parts of Russia. He would lead the way for many Russian leaders in his abilities.
  • Period:
    1533
    to

    Life of Ivan the Terrible (Ivan IV)

    Ivan IV was impulsive and brutal, but was able to enact some reforms and reduced the power of the Boyar.
  • Period: to

    Time of Troubles

    Anarchy, plague, and famine killed 1/3 of Russians.
  • Period: to

    Romanov dynasty

    The Romanovs consolidated power, advanced tech and industry, and created a buffer zone in Russia.
  • Law enacted hereditary serfdom

    Over 80% of Russians would become serfs. They provided a massive labor force for Russia.
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    Reign of Peter the Great (Peter I)

    Peter advanced the empire technologically, militarily, and politically.
  • Period: to

    Wars w/ Sweden

    Russia would win these wars, making them the most powerful Baltic State.
  • Founding of St. Petersburg

    Port city, illustrated Peter’s influence and success as a ruler, connected trade with Europe by water.
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    Reign of Catherine the Great

    Catherine would be a very influential Empress and would be great, as her name suggests.
  • Law enacted tightening landlord power over serfs.

    Serfdom propelled Russia and provided Russia the driving force for its success.