peter the great effectsWhat are some Short term effects and Long term effects Peter the Great had on history?

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In the short term, Peter did manage to make Russia somewhat more modern.  He was able to make his government a bit more efficient and more centralized.  Russia was able, because of him, to become an important military power.  In the long term, though, he didn't have that much effect because the nobles didn't like his reforms to the extent that they undid most of them after he died.

vangoghfan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

One long-term effect was to bring Russia into greater cultural contact with the west, partly as a result of Peter's own journeys throughout western Europe. Although most of the landmass of Russia lay in Asia, the nation, partly thanks to Peter's influence, has long had important connects with the west.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Peter the Great was highly influential in Russian history because he brought Russia into modern Europe. Other than that, I agree that he does not seem to have had too much other influence on the world today, or on Russia in the end.