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Crimean War

Crimean War (1853–56), war between Russia and an alliance of England, France, Turkey, and Sardinia. A chief cause was conflict over Russia's attempt to gain access to Mediterranean warm-water ports. The war ended when the city of Sevastopol, headquarters of the Russian fleet, was captured after a long, destructive siege.

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