Editor says, what if Peter the Great had been captured by the Ottomans? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Generals thread.
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Editor says, in reality he was not captured . This article we repurpose content from Total Warfare Centre and Wikipedia which reports ~ Turkish historians have traditionally argued that Baltac? Mehmet Pasha made an important strategic mistake by signing the treaty with relatively easy terms for the Russians. Since Peter himself was commanding the Russian army, and had Baltaci Mehmet Pasha not accepted Peter's peace proposal and pursued to capture him as a prisoner instead, the course of history could have changed. Without Peter, Russia would have hardly become an imperial power, and the future arch-enemy of the Ottoman State in the Balkans, the Black Sea basin and the Caucasus. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.