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Military and Diplomatic Developments, 1830–1833: Preserving the Ottoman Empire and Countering the British Threat

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263273.003.0013

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

Military and Diplomatic Developments, 1830–1833: Preserving the Ottoman Empire and Countering the British Threat

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This chapter outlines the strategic implications of Russia's support of the Porte during the Mohammed Ali crisis and, following the formation of an anti-Russian Anglo-French coalition, Nicholas l's attempts to solve the army's manpower problems. The great event challenging Russia's somewhat guarded commitment to the preservation of the Ottoman Empire came in 1832–3 with the onset of the Mohammed Ali crisis. The ambitious Pasha of Egypt dreamed of conquering the Middle East to create an Arab empire and, like Mustafa, sought as his allies Muslims discontented by the Sultan's reforms. With France supporting Mohammed, the Sultan had little choice but to turn to Russia. The chapter also considers the Russian response and the Treaty of Unkiar-Skelessi and its consequences.

Keywords: Porte; Russia; Mohammed Ali crisis; Nicholas I; Anglo-French coalition; Russian Army; manpower crisis

Chapter.  15163 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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