Catherine the Great became the ruler of Russia by overthrowing her husband, Peter. When she became queen she reformed culture, education, and the legal system. She was also able to expand her borders to the North and Went with the help of Austria and Prussia. But, she faced a lot of opposition and revolts from the serfs and had to kill major landholders.
Capitalism: The economic and political system in which the trade and industry are controlled by private owners rather than by the state.