Peter the Great leads Russia in Civilization VI

2K and Firaxis Games today revealed that Peter the Great will lead Russia in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, launching on Oct 21st for Windows PC.

Known for his vast reforms and modernizations, Peter the Great has a resume few can match.

Peter modernized Russia at a widespread level – primarily expanding his nation’s naval abilities for both trade and warfare, and gaining access to the Black Sea by capturing Azov from the Crimean Tatar vassals of Turkey. In 1697 he discretely went to Western Europe in the Grand Embassy to examine international affairs.

Peter led a coalition against the Swedish Empire in the 21-year Great Northern War. A historic victory was won in the Battle of Poltava in 1709, but it wasn’t until 1721 that the Baltic belonged to Russia.

As “Emperor of All Russia”, Peter the Great advanced youth and secular education, reformed the nation’s calendar system to fit European standards, prioritized investment in industrial manufacturing, and improved trade relations dramatically. Through intelligence and a strong will, Peter left an indelible mark on Russia.

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