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Catherine the Great is Great
Transcript of Catherine the Great is Great
under the control of the state. Without Catherine the Great, Russia would have never become one of the major forces in Europe. An efficient trading system, set of laws and centralized government were all formed under her command. She worked hard to secure her position as Empress by surrounding herself by her allies and stopping revolutionary ideas and people from disturbing her absolute rule. Taking control of both the spiritual and secular parts of Russia caused her to have this complete power. However, Catherine made sure the public believed she always acted for the good of the people. She even said in a speech, “What is certain is that I have never undertaken anything without having been intimately persuaded that what I was doing conformed to the good of my empire. This Empire had done everything for me--I believed that all my individual faculties, constantly employed for the good of this Empire, for its prosperity, for its superior interest, could hardly suffice to acquit myself towards it.” Catherine the Great certainly was very ambitious and reformed Russia many times; therefore, we should remember her as the most absolute ruler in Europe. Catherine the Great