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What were the Causes and Consequences of the Crimean War?

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AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991

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What were the Causes and Consequences of the Crimean War?

The Crimean War was the first war involving European nations since 1815. Causes of the Crimean War consist of a number of events that were both long-term and short-term. Conversely, all of the causes were significant and important in understanding why the war happened and the consequences of the war and how the consequences of the war affect the future of Europe.

Following the years before the War commenced there were many significant problems that were forming in Europe. In the 1850s the Great powers of Europe and their relations were deteriorating especially between the Tsar and Napoleon the third. As a result of the relation of the Franco-Russo breaking down there was also an effect with British relations. This mainly consisted of Russian resentment towards Britain as a result of the Don Pacifico affair. This is because Russia regards itself as the protector of the Greeks, which then led the British public to have a negative opinion of the Russians. This resulted in the renewed apprehension at the Russians intention towards Turkey. This was opposite in that Napoleon was keen on good relations with Britain,

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