Straits Question
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  • Straits Question — Recurrent controversy in the 19th–20th centuries over the passage of warships through the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits between the Black Sea and the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Both straits were in Turkish territory, but when Russia gained …   Universalium

  • Straits — (as used in expressions) Florida Straits of Mackinac Straits of Straits Question Straits Settlements * * * …   Universalium

  • question — questioner, n. /kwes cheuhn/, n. 1. a sentence in an interrogative form, addressed to someone in order to get information in reply. 2. a problem for discussion or under discussion; a matter for investigation. 3. a matter of some uncertainty or… …   Universalium

  • Eastern Question — The Eastern Question , in European history, encompasses the diplomatic and political problems posed by the decay of the Ottoman Empire. The expression does not apply to any one particular problem, but instead includes a variety of issues raised… …   Wikipedia

  • Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Turkish Straits — Not to be confused with Montreux Convention Regarding the Abolition of the Capitulations in Egypt. The Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Straits was a 1936 agreement that gives Turkey control over the Bosporus Straits and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Turkish Straits — The term Turkish Straits ( tr. Türk Boğazları) in northwestern Turkey refers to the two narrow straits that connect the Sea of Marmara with the Aegean arm of the Mediterranean Sea on the one side and the Black Sea on the other. They are… …   Wikipedia

  • Eastern Question —    A long term problem in European diplomatic affairs, the Eastern Question involved three sets of interrelated issues having to do with the fate of the Ottoman Empire. The first issue was an international one. Could the Ottomans fend off the… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • London Straits Convention — (1841)    An international agreement signed by Austria, France, Great Britain, the Ottoman Empire, Prussia, and Russia, which reaffirmed the principle that the Ottoman Straits the Bosporus and Dardanelles were to be closed to all warships of… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Russia — /rush euh/, n. 1. Also called Russian Empire. Russian, Rossiya. a former empire in E Europe and N and W Asia: overthrown by the Russian Revolution 1917. Cap.: St. Petersburg (1703 1917). 2. See Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 3. See Russian… …   Universalium

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