Ottoman Empire (Turkey)

Cooperation and Conflict: The Romanian-Russian Relations during the Oriental Crisis (1875-1878)

Language: English
Subject(s): History
Page Range: 79-113
No. of Pages: 35
Keywords: , , , , , , , , ,
Summary/Abstract: As a new Russian-Turkish war broke out in 1877, the Romanian political objective of winning the state independence, following a realistic evaluation of the general European conditions, was to be redirected towards a close cooperation with Russia. The Romanian disposition to follow this road, in spite of old anti- Russian feelings, was a significant and a radical political option. Embarking such a relation with Russia, the Romanian politicians experienced both the success of achieving independence and the bitter disappointment of losing a part of the Romania’s national territory, but, on the whole, the result of the war was a major success, given circumstances which could not be mastered in their unpredictable change.
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