Catherine II and Enlightenment Reforms

In Catherine’s Statute on Provincial Administration, she hoped to strengthen provincial governments and create a more efficient system than seen before. In the statute, there is a clear desire for a separation and distinction of powers between upper land courts and district courts, followed by a┬áconcern for those who are struggling, as evident in the Noble Wardship, which must house noble widows and children. ┬áThe Bureaus of Public Welfare’s concern for the establishment of public schools reflects the Enlightenment support of secular education as well.There… Read the rest here