Congress of Paris (1856)

Congress Of Paris (1856)

Congress of Paris (1856)

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The Congress of Paris was a peace conference held in Paris, France, in 1856, , between representatives of the great powers in Europe to make peace after the almost three year long Crimean War.

Before the Congress

The Crimean war was fought mainly on the Crimean Peninsula between Russia on one side, and Great Britain, France, the Ottoman Empire, and Sardinia on the other. It was fought mainly due to two reasons.

The Russians demanded better treatment of and wanted to protect the Orthodox subjects of the Sultan of Turkey. This was later considered and promised by the Sultan of Turkey during the meeting at the Congress of Paris.

Also, there was a dispute between the Russians and the French regarding the privileges of the Russian Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Churches in Palestine. On March 28 1854, France and Britain also declared war against Russia, thus leaving Russia to fight off Turkey, Britain, and France alone.

Then, on January 26 1855, Sardinia-Piedmont also entered the war against Russia by sending 10,000 troops to aid the...
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