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The treaty of Paris, at the end of the Crimean War, declared the Black Sea to be neutral and demilitarized. In 1870, during the Franco‐Prussian War, Russia took the opportunity to repudiate the clause. Since there was nothing a conference in London could do, it passed a pious resolution that states could ‘rid themselves of their treaty engagements’ only with the consent of the other signatories.

Subjects: British History.

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