Unformatted text preview: Ottoman Empire was known for its strategic location, which Russia favored and wanted to get control of. This reminds me of St. Petersburg, and how Peter the Great fought Sweden for this piece of the Baltic coast. A war was fought for each piece of land by the sea but had a different purpose for the land. Russia wanted the Ottomans Empire for trading while Peter the Great wanted St. Petersburg for traveling west....
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- Spring '11
- Ottoman Empire, Baltic Sea, Istanbul, Crimean War, Russian Empire, Crimea