>>26326 What was good about Catherine the Great. She murdered her crazy husband then coonquered some land. And whose life got improved by that? Her and her lovers only. The country remained a shithole only a bit bigger shithole.
>>26992 Both weren't that great to be quite honest. Peter was in love with the west and as a result some of his reformes were hilariously bad. Also I have mixed feelings about his military "successes".
>>26257 she wasn't a leader or anything close, but Laskarina Bouboulina was a badass motherfucker with a cool name >born in a turkish prison >took over husbands shipping business, warship, and fortune when he died >turks hassling her boats, so gets russian protection, convinces fucking turks to lay off >smuggled arms and spent her fortune for the greek independence struggle >made a female admiral in russian navy after she dies
Queen Berenguela: >Daughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Leonor of England. >Recognized as heir when a kid. >Married Alfonso IX of Leon, one of her fathers rivals, becoming a beloved queen consort. >Forced to left her husband by the Pope returns to her fathers House. >Still recognized as queen works to keep her son in a good position to suceed his father, and sends him to learn the royal business from the Leonese king. >After his parents dead, Alfonso VIII and Leonor, is recognized as guardian and regent of Henry, her brother. >As the elder royal woman, plays a key role in the royal funerals. >Maneuvered agaisnt the powerful Lara family during the minority of her younger brother. >When forced to reliquish the tutorship of the young king, she maganes to kept her influence in the key business of the realm. >Reclaims her son back from Alfonso IX to her when hears about Henry I demise. >She forces the kingdom to recognize her as the queen and owner of her father and brother realm. >And associates her son, Ferdinand III, to her rule to avoid any discussion about her gender. >She remains in charge, pacifying the land >Finally, obtains the formal Papal recognition of her offspring from Alfonso IX as legitimate. >Blockades the attemps of Alfonso IX of looking for new potential heirs for his kingdom >When Alfonso IX dies, she enters into Leon with her son, through the cities that she had received as dowry. >Thanks to her influence most of the recognize Ferdinand III as king. >Negotiates with Theresa of Portugal to secure that Alfonsos daughter from Theresa would not try to claim anything from their half-brother. >With the Castilian-Leonese realm deifintively united she keeps developping the realm. >The Reconquista continues, Castile and Leon definitely becames the leading Iberian power. >She also got great marriages for her offspring. >She remained in charge of the kingdom to her death being perceived as the true ruler by her contemporaries.
She could have had down syndrome nothing would have changed. The country has been run by its parliament, backed by mercantile interests before it was cool.
Catherine was an utterly awful ruler, her popularity is people magazine tier nonsense, the meat of a ruler is his capacity to understand and adapt to administrative, economical and diplomatic challenges, which she failed utterly at.
Worst example you could come up with. Hated the kingdom with a passion, unable to compromise, escalated the situation to full scale civil war. Bore and educated her son to be retarded, clinically retarded. The very reason Protestants started to be painted as victims.
PR stunt of the crown of France. She was assigned generals who really controlled the armies instead of her. She was here to pose mostly and increase the legitimacy of the french crown, who understood the effect a Mary like figure would have on the commoners.
Wu Zetian of China >Established an imperial bureaucracy and broke the backs of the landed aristocracy >Successful military conquests in Central Asia, bringing Tang Dynasty to its greatest size >System of soldier-farmer colonies to hold onto these conquests >Patron of literature and the arts, massive works of sculpture
>Catherine was an utterly awful ruler, her popularity is people magazine tier nonsense, the meat of a ruler is his capacity to understand and adapt to administrative, economical and diplomatic challenges, which she failed utterly at. Her popularity actually came in her later years, once she start becaming the grandma of the Empire. Actually, when she windowed, she recluded herself, thus ignoring her royal duties, and ask her to advicate in her son was a real option.
>>34934 >was instrumental in keeping Aquitaine a Plantagenet dominion >excellent diplomat who helped avoid war with France and a few internal rebellions >had fucktons of children and legitimately tried to do what was best for all of them >a fucking Kardashian
Ok, a lot people seem to get this wrong. I have it on good authority, that Adolf Hitler was born a woman. He had like a personal army of doctors, constantly giving him shots. Apparently they were giving him Methamphetamine shots, but I am not buying it. I think he was actually taking hormones, he/she was transitioning. He was extremely proud to finally being able to grow facial her - hence always spotting that ludicrous stache. Hitler being a woman explains a lot of the poor decisions he made.
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