Sunday, March 2, 2014

Guerra da Crimeia (1853 - 1856)

According to Shepard Clough, professor of history at Columbia University, the war:
"was not the result of a calculated plan, nor even of hasty last-minute decisions made under stress. It was the consequence of more than two years of fatal blundering in slow-motion by inept statesmen who had months to reflect upon the actions they took. It arose from Napoleon's search for prestige; Nicholas’s quest for control over the Straits; his naïve miscalculation of the probable reactions of the European powers; the failure of those powers to make their positions clear; and the pressure of public opinion in Britain and Constantinople at crucial moments."[11]

(Wikipédia, claro)

1 comment:

  1. tenho ideia que a guerra da crimeia teve muitos reflexos na literatura da epoca, russa, francesa (zola) não sei se em eça se fala dela.
    mas quen não quer perder ou quer conservar aquela belisima riviera russa do mar negro, entregue aos ucranianos numa noite de bebedeira por kruschev em 1954 ao que parece...