The Parliamentary Dimension of the Crimean War

  title={The Parliamentary Dimension of the Crimean War},
  author={John Russell Vincent},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Historical Society},
  pages={37 - 49}
  • J. Vincent
  • Published 1 December 1981
  • Political Science
  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
The central issue in most wars is how to win. The central issue in the Crimean War was whether there should be a war. Throughout most of the war, the question of peace or war remained an open one, dependent on military prospects, diplomatic vicissitudes, and the shuttlecock of parliamentary faction. That British public opinion was hotly for war was interpreted by players of the parliamentary game only as meaning that it might become pacific with equal volatility. The supposed political… 

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