Yet when asked about their distinguished service, most of them said they were simply doing their duty. Despite the fact that Japanese-Americans had served in the military for decades, many already-enlisted troops were discharged from service. The government even seized items like cameras or radios from Japanese-Americans, in case they might use them to spy.
Edit Peter implemented sweeping reforms aimed at modernizing Russia. Heavily influenced by his advisors from Western Europe, Peter reorganized the Russian army along modern lines and dreamed of making Russia a maritime power.
He faced much opposition to these policies at home, but brutally suppressed any and all rebellions against his authority: StreltsyBashkirs, Astrakhan, and the greatest civil uprising of his reign, the Bulavin Rebellion.
Peter implemented social modernization in an absolute manner by requiring courtiers, state officials, and the military to shave their beards and adopt modern clothing styles.
His only outlet at the time was the White Sea at Arkhangelsk.
The Baltic Sea was at the time controlled by Sweden in the north, while the Black Sea was controlled by the Ottoman Empire in the south. Peter attempted to acquire control of the Black Sea; to do so he would have to expel the Tatars from the surrounding areas.
In the summer of Peter organized the Azov campaigns to take the fortress, but his attempts ended in failure. Peter returned to Moscow in November of that year and began building a large navy.
He launched about thirty ships against the Ottomans incapturing Azov in July of that year. In he traveled incognito to Europe on an month journey with a large Russian delegation—the so-called "Grand Embassy" —to seek the aid of the European monarchs.
Peter, furthermore, had chosen the most inopportune moment; the Europeans at the time were more concerned about who would succeed the childless Spanish King Charles II than about fighting the Ottoman Sultan.
The "Grand Embassy", although failing to complete the mission of creating an anti-Ottoman alliance, continued. While visiting Holland, Peter learned much about life in Western Europe. He studied shipbuilding in Zaandam the house he lived in is now a museum, the Tsar Peter house and Amsterdam, where he visited, among others, the upper-class de Wilde family.
The Tsar helped with the construction of an East Indiaman especially laid down for him: Ludolf Bakhuysena painter of seascapes and Jan van der Heyden the inventor of the fire hose, received Peter, who was keen to learn and pass on his knowledge to his countrymen.
On 16 January Peter organized a farewell party and invited Johan Huydecoper van Maarsseveenwho had to sit between Lefort and the Tsar and drink. Portrait of Peter I by Godfrey Kneller He travelled to the city of Manchester to learn the techniques of city-building he would later use to great effect at Saint Petersburg.
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Early years. Named after the apostle, This icy water rescue is said to have exacerbated Peter's bladder problems and caused his death. The story, however, has been viewed with skepticism by some historians, Peter the Great: His Life and World.
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