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The Early Modern Period 1450-1750

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Transcript of The Early Modern Period 1450-1750

Budapest San
Francisco Jayla Seline Moody
January 12, 2012
30 block
The Early Modern Period Decree on the Invitation of Foreigners {1702})

Since our accession to the throne all our efforts and intentions have tended to govern this realm in such a way that all of our subjects should, through our care for the general good, become more and more prosperous. For this end we have always tried to maintain internal order, to defend the state against invasion, and in every possible way to improve and to extend trade. With this purpose we have been compelled to make some necessary and salutary changes in the administration, in order that our subjects might more easily gain a knowledge of matters of which they were before ignorant, and become more skillful in their commercial relations. We have therefore given orders, made dispositions, and founded institutions indispensable for increasing our trade with foreigners, and shall do the same in the future. Nevertheless we fear that matters are not in such a good condition as we desire, and that our subjects cannot in perfect quietness enjoy the fruits of our labors, and we have therefore considered still other means to protect our frontier from the invasion of the enemy, and to preserve the rights and privileges of our State, and the general peace of all Christians....

To attain these worthy aims, we have endeavored to improve our military forces, which are the protection of our State, so that our troops may consist of well-drilled men, maintained in perfect order and discipline. In order to obtain greater improvement in this respect, and to encourage foreigners, who are able to assist us in this way, as well as artisans profitable to the State, to come in numbers to our country, we have issued this manifesto, and have ordered printed copies of it to be sent throughout Europe.... And as in our residence of Moscow, the free exercise of religion of all other sects, although not agreeing with our church, is already allowed, so shall this be hereby confirmed anew in such manner that we, by the power granted to us by the Almighty, shall exercise no compulsion over the consciences of men, and shall gladly allow every Christian to care for his own salvation at his own risk.

Peter the Great Peter the Great was the King of Russia from 1682 until he died. During his time of ruling, he built up Russias military, and he started series of military campaingns, putting russia on te map during "The Early Modern Period". Peter's main goal was to maintain order within the empire, and keep invaders out. 1702- Moscow Russia Peter the Great is speaking to the people of Russia. The Decree on the invitation of foreigners was written, because he wanted his people to know that he wanted them to fight for their country,protect their land, and to keep peace within their religion. This is why he pushed having a strong military so much. ;l The point of view of this document is from the government point of view to the people of the state.
Peter the Great, who was the king of Russia is the speaker, and this is primary source. The author has a very firm attitude as he is telling his people what he wants happen, but this is necessary if he wants them to believe it and take affect.
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