Still Russian Expansion

Still Russian Expansion

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  • Great Northern War
  • Onward into Latvia!
  • Ugh! Why couldn't it be Flat-via?
  • Religion in Conquered Areas
  • Orthodoxy?! But I don't need braces!
  • Turkish Delight
  • Go back to making couch accessories and let us do the trading!
  • Under the leadership of Tsar Peter I, Russia fought and won the Great Northern War, gaining control of much of Baltic states such as Estonia and Latvia
  • Napoleonic War
  • Finally, he's Napole-gone
  • Bonaparte got blown apart!
  • While conversion to the Russian Orthodox Church was encouraged in areas under Russian control, few resources were actually committed to the spread of Christianity.
  • Crimean War
  • They were all Buda-pests anyway
  • Under Catherine the Great, Russia won control of the Black Sea via the naval defeat of the Ottomans. Control of the Black Sea greatly increased Russia's trade capabilities
  • Empire
  • What's the point of having an empire if you don't have planet destroying space stations?
  • Napoleon attacked Russia in 1812, but was later pushed out during the wars that followed.
  • In the Crimean War, Russia fought against England, France, Sardinia, and Turkey. This war slightly lessened Russia's power in Europe, as they were forced to leave a small part of the Danube River.
  • In 1721, Russia was declared an empire by Peter I, who then proceeded to declare himself the Emperor and modernize the army and form a navy.
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