reply to post by Gorman91
How so? A woman led Russia to greatness, and England.
Led them to Greatness?
Really? is that how we are going to play this?
Do you realize the Long, drawn out histories that these nations drudged through with hard work and dedication, consolidating power, and setting up the
structure of the ENTIRE NATION that had to be accomplished before a woman could achieve power for the simple reason that she was MARRIED to the
Whom she led a conspiracy to Assassinate in order to take power?
Is that who you are talking about? Catherine the Great?
The one who revoked the Right of Inheritance of Land?
The one who doubled the Government officials in Russia, bloated the bureaucracy, and increased the power of the Oligarchs?
OR perhaps you are speaking of Elizaveta Petrovna, the Daughter of Peter the First (Peter the Great) whose policies increased the dominance of the
nobles in local government, spent ridiculous sums of money on art, and took her country into not one, but TWO wars.
The War of Austrian Succession, and The Seven year war, in which Russia temporarily Switched Sides....
Maybe you are talking about Mary The First, of England... who united her nation under Roman Catholicism by having hundreds of Non Roman Catholics
BURNED ALIVE, (Bloody Mary) During the Marian Persecutions.
Or maybe you are talking about her Sister, Elizabeth the First, who's political maneuverings were responsible for bringing her nation into the 19
year Anglo–Spanish War.
IS that the Greatness you are speaking of?