Thursday, November 13, 2008

William v. Peter the great.

I think Peter the great was the better of the two. only because he completely modernized Russia. he did, in one lifetime, what took most of Europe a few century's to figure out. now, granted, he learned allot from the french and the more sophisticated of the empires. but he built Russia into a super power that lasted. Prussia was strong yes, and revolutionized organized warfare. but their strength was short lived. where as Russia carried on.  

1 comment:

Ben said...

Yeah, I agree with Pat completely. I think that both rulers concentrated on their army, but Frederick concentrated perhaps to heavily, while Peter seemed more sure of what he anted and his goals for his country. As you said Pat, Peter also observed Western Europe to see how he could modernize Russia, which was very helpful to his country in the end.