Peter the Great's Grand Embassy

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  • Grand Embassy
    • Went in search of allies
      • Only got Augustus - King of Poland.
      • Countries to concerned with Spain
    • Had to come back due to Streltsy rebellion
      • Took over torture personally, brutual
    • Went to sweden first - frosty reception
      • Peter said this was the main reson for great northern war
    • Wanted to acquire skills
      • Brought back ideas, weapons and experts
        • e.g flint lock muskets and bainettets
        • e.g. ship builders, generals
    • 18 months - 03/1697 to 09/1698
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