How Did Catherine The Great Influence Russia

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Yekaterina Alexeevna or Catherine II also known as Catherine the Great was the most renowned and longest ruling female leader of Russia. Reigning from July 9, 1762 until her death on November 17, 1796. Catherine the Great was born in Stettin, Pomerania, Prussia on May 2, 1729. Upon her reign Russia’s population grew larger than ever before and soon was recognized as one of the greater powers of Europe. She was mostly assisted by successful generals. She governed when the Russian Empire was expanding by conquest and diplomacy. While Catherine was leading many new towns and cities were founded under her orders. “The Catherine Era” is often considered the Golden Age of the Russian Empire. Catherine freed Russian nobles from compulsory military or state service. While Catherine was ruling she helped establish the first state-financed higher education institution for women. Catherine’s father, Christian…show more content…
The treaty removed restrictions on Russian naval and granted Russia the position of protector of Orthodox Christians in the Ottoman Empire and made Crimea a protectorate of Russia. Catherine annexed the Crimea in 1783. Russia had signed a treaty with the Georgians to protect themselves against any new invasions of their Persian Suzerains and further political aspirations. Despite the signing of the treaty Catherine waged a new war with the Persians in 1796 after they had invaded Georgia and established rule over it a year prior. Catherine longed for recognition as an enlightened Sovereign. Catherine pioneered for Russia, and later Britain took on the role of pioneering Russia for the 19th century and early 20th centuries as an international mediator in disputes that lead to war. Catherine was a mediator in the war of the Bavarian succession from 1778-1779 between Prussia and

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