War Planning and Diplomacy, 1819–1828

Alexander Bitis

in Russia and the Eastern Question

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780197263273
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734700 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

War Planning and Diplomacy, 1819–1828

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This chapter covers the search for strategy, the Greek question in the period of Congress diplomacy from 1822 to 1825, the accession of Nicholas I and the drift to war. The previous research was accompanied by the formulation of an innovative war plan which envisaged, for the first time in Russian military history, the crossing of the Balkan mountain range and an assault on Constantinople One of Kiselev's first actions on becoming head of the Second Army's Main Staff in 1819 was to draw up a war plan against the Ottoman Empire. He was assisted in this enterprise by the large body of experience acquired by the Russian army during its five previous Turkish wars fought between 1711 and 1812.

Keywords: Balkan mountain; Constantinople; Kiselev; Second Army; Nicholas I; Russo-Turkish conflict

Chapter.  20391 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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