Capital: Moscow
Population: 37.5 million
Government: Monarchy

Russia was a massive empire sitting on the far eastern edge of Europe.

Before, after and during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, expansionist Russia was regularly involved in hostilities with its neighbours - Sweden, Poland, Turkey and Austria.

Ruled until 1796 by Catherine the Great, the nation then suffered under "Mad" Tsar Paul I - until his assassination in 1801.

This brought his son Alexander I to the throne and he did his best to counter the increasing power of France under Napoleon Bonaparte.

By various treaties and alliances - including some with France - Tsar Alexander managed to keep Russia influential, without being continually at war with Paris.


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