Army 1854

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Why had purchasing of commissions become such an issue?
Purchasing commissions means buying a position of officers in the army offering more pay and better control. Within the army if you bought your way, you were more respected by the Victorians.
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Positives for the practise of purchasing commissions
*large amounts of funds for the army. * people are secured in jobs. *people are educated. *cannot be completely incompetent or they will lose their money. * officers have lots of money ~> no looting
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Problems for purchasing commissions
* not as much skill in the army * doesn't give middle class a chance * lack of experience * based on money/ favour and seniority *older people in the higher ranks *unless your making money you won't be promoted therefore no drive to improve
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Causes of the Crimean war 1854~1856 Russia against Turkey/Britain/France
1. Protect the exit of the Mediterranean to prevent Russia from taking it over. 2. France and Britain feared the Russian expansionist ambitions. E.g. France supported Catholics and Russians supported orthodox monks. 3. Controlling Russia
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Responsibility of the war ~> who was to blame?
Austria and Prussia joined France and Britain in demanding Russian withdrawal from Maldavia and Wallachia. Russian complied removing cause of war. British and French now want to punish Russia leading to attack Sevastopol
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Positives for the practise of purchasing commissions

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*large amounts of funds for the army. * people are secured in jobs. *people are educated. *cannot be completely incompetent or they will lose their money. * officers have lots of money ~> no looting

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Problems for purchasing commissions

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Causes of the Crimean war 1854~1856 Russia against Turkey/Britain/France

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Responsibility of the war ~> who was to blame?

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