Russia 1837 CE
Russia emerged from the Napoleonic Wars as one of the great powers of Europe.
What is happening in Russia in 1837CE
Tsar Alexander I (1801-25) was intent on further westernisation and liberalisation. His plans for reform, however, had to be put on hold by the war against Napoleon.
Because of its crucial role in defeating Napoleon, Russia’s prestige soared, and since 1815 it has been seen by many as the leading power in Europe. After the war, Alexander’s attention turned to creating an international order that would protect the world from revolutionary movements. His son, Tsar Nicholas I (1825-55) is even more intent on stamping out revolution in Europe and protecting Russia from corrupting foreign influences. He is known as the “Gendarme of Europe”.
Abroad, Georgia, hard pressed by Caucasian tribesmen and Persian aggression, voluntarily submitted to Russian rule (1801). The annexation of Georgia led to Russian involvement in the Caucuses, which has gradually, but with difficulty, been falling under Russian control.
Far to the east, the Russian-American Company, set up in 1799, has established trading settlements in Alaska.
What else is happening in the rest of the world...
France history 750CE
The Kingdom of the Franks now covers all of the old Roman region of Gaul.
Spain and Portugal history 750CE
Muslim forces from North Africa have conquered most of present-day Spain and Portugal.
Britain history 750CE
A collection of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms now covers most of present-day England, and the rest of the British Isles is home to numerous Celtic tribes and kingdoms
Italy history 750CE
In Italy, long wars have caused massive destruction, and the peninsula is now divided between the Lombards and Byzantines