Unit 13: Age of Nationalism / Revolution
The Gendarme of Europe
From "Nicholas I Crossing the Danube." Lubok. Imperatorskaia glavnaia kvartira; istoriia gosudarevoi ... Nikolaia I. 1828.
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This popular print features Nicholas commanding his army during the Turkish war of 1828. The Russian emperor stands imperiously in the center of his boat, which is crossing the Danube River into Ottoman territory. The print presents Nicholas as a giant asserting command over his army.

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