End of the Crimean War

The Crimean War

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End of the Crimean War

The Second French Empire, the Crimean War and the Anglo-Persian War (30 March 1856)

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The siege of Sevastopol was poorly managed by both sides, but eventually the Allies prevailed. In 1856, under the additional threat of Austria entering the war, Russia agreed to terms. At the Treaty of Paris, the Russians ceded land to Moldavia and accepted the demilitarization of the Black Sea. In addition, all five Great Powers pledged to respect the independence and territorial integrity of the Ottoman Empire. The Crimean War was over.

Main Events

Sardinia joins Allies

Kingdom of Sardinia/Piedmont joins alliance against Russia in Crimean War

Russians capture Kars

Forces of Russian Empire besiege and capture Kars, Ottoman Empire

Sevastopol falls

Russian forces evacuate Sevastopol, Crimea, in face of Allied siege

Turks land in Abkhazia

Ottoman forces under Omar Pasha land at Sukhumi, Abkhazia, in attempt to relieve Kars

Crimean War ends

Treaty of Paris ends Crimean War, cedes Russian land in Bessarabia to Moldavia, and demilitarizes the Black Sea

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