Tuesday, March 30, 2010

On March 30

On this day in ...
...1856, in France's capital city, the Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the Crimean War, a 3-years-long conflict about which we've posted. Concluding this pact were "Russia on one side and France, Great Britain, Sardinia-Piedmont, and Turkey on the other." The agreement "guaranteed the independence and territorial integrity of Turkey," provided for reorganization of territory that eventually became Romania, and closed the Black Sea "to all warships," and opened the Danube river "to the shipping of all nations." (map credit)

(Prior March 30 posts are here, here, and here)

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