How a Feud over Holy Places led to the First Modern War — Market Mad House

Ironically, the conflict known as the first modern war, the Crimean War, began as a squabble over Holy Places.

The immediate cause of the Crimean War was French Emperor Napoleon III’s attempt to assert authority over shrines and churches in the Holy Land (modern Israel). Strangely, none of the fighting Crimea War was near Israel or Palestine.

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Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings is a writer who lives and works in Colorado. He is a lifelong history buff who is fascinated by stocks, politics, and cryptocurrency.