Friday, January 25, 2013

Crimean War, 1853 to 1856

Hello, I found this video on the Crimean War which is very interesting and I would like to share with you. Here it is, with a summary of what the video is about:

Summary of the Crimean War

The Crimean War began because in 1851, the French forced the Ottomans to name the Holy Lands under the government of France. The Ottomans declared Russia their protector, and Russians moved military forces in. Peace negotiation between France and Russia began, and the British crept in because they said that the negotiations affected Ottomans' sovereignty.

In 1853 Russians annexed some Ottoman territories to their nation, so the British send a fleet to support the French fleet against the Russians. Ottomans, on the other hand, declare war on Russia on their own.

The Battle of Sinop was one of the most important during the Crimean War, one of the factors that made the French and British join the war against Russia.

In 1854 the French and British declare war on the Russians, and the allies capture the Azov Sea.

In 1855 the allies leave the Azov Sea, and the Russians invade some Ottoman territories.

In 1856 peace negotiations begin again with the retreat of all naval and foot Russian military forces. This way, the allies won the war in many ways because they got what they wanted and the battles weren't fought in their territory.

1 comment:

  1. Good job! The Crimean War is one of those wars that is politically complicated and therefore somewhat difficult to understand. Some historians call it the first modern war. It was the first war documented in photographs.