A Russo-Ottoman War in the 1890s

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A Russo-Ottoman War in the 1890s

Post by Futurist » 24 Dec 2018 05:10

In the mid-1890s, there were large-scale massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire:

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

What if Russian Tsar Nicholas II would have decided to militarily intervene to protect the Ottoman Empire's Armenian population?

In this war, Nicholas declares that Russia is only interested in the Armenian vilayets of the Ottoman Empire plus Trebizond and has no interest in capturing the Straits during this war. While Nicholas sends most of his troops to fight the Ottoman Empire, he keeps some troops near Russia's other borders as insurance in the event of a military intervention by Germany, Austria-Hungary, Britain, and/or Japan.

Anyway, how would such a war have went? Also, would any other powers have militarily intervened in this conflict?

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Re: A Russo-Ottoman War in the 1890s

Post by Futurist » 05 Jan 2019 22:14

I realized that a Russian military intervention could cause the Ottomans to drastically scale up their killings of Armenians. Of course, this would also probably make other Great Powers more hesitant to militarily intervene on the Ottoman side as long as Russia didn't go for the Straits.

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