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Crimean War: Russia Goes to War Against Ottoman Empire

In 1853, the Crimean War broke out between Russia and the Ottoman Empire.  Because Great Britain and France objected to Russian expansion in the Black Sea Region, they came to the aid of the Ottoman Turks.  Greatly outnumbered, Russia was defeated.

In 1856, Russia signed a treaty that forced them to give up some of the territory it had taken earlier from the Turks, and to remove its warships from the Black Sea.