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Thread: Americans backed Russia in Crimea War

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    The Un-Holy One The Man's Avatar
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    Americans backed Russia in Crimea War

    US public opinion was generally pro-Russian during the Crimean War … There was a general sympathy for the Russians as an underdog fighting against England, the old imperial enemy, as well as a fear that if Britain won the war against Russia it would be more inclined to meddle once again in the affairs of the United States. … Commercial contracts were signed between the Russians and the Americans. A US military delegation (including George B. McClellan…) went to Russia to advise the army. American citizens sent arms and munitions to Russia… American volunteers went to Crimea to fight or serve as engineers on the Russian side. Forty US doctors were attached to the medical department of the Russian Army.
    From Siberia to Crimea: The Revenge of History in US-Russian Relations

    Amazing. I did not know this...
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    Heh, I have a thick book on the Crimean War somewhere in my personal library, and I've had it for probably five years now, but have just not gotten around to reading it yet! Maybe now I will at some point in the next year or two, now that I've retired! I've always wanted to learn more about that conflict.....
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    This book from 2001, fun for 19th century English literature fans

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eyre_Affair

    takes place in an "alternate" 1985 where England and the Russian Empire have fought in Crimea for over a century.
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    Into the valley of death rode the 600... nobody remembers the past which is why we repeat it.
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