A Russo-Ottoman War in the 1890s

Futurist

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May 2014
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In the mid-1890s, there were large-scale massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire:

Hamidian massacres - Wikipedia

What if Russian Tsar Nicholas II would have decided to militarily intervene to protect the Ottoman Empire's Armenian population?

In this war, Nicholas declares that Russia is only interested in the Armenian vilayets of the Ottoman Empire plus Trebizond and has no interest in capturing the Straits during this war. While Nicholas sends most of his troops to fight the Ottoman Empire, he keeps some troops near Russia's other borders as insurance in the event of a military intervention by Germany, Austria-Hungary, Britain, and/or Japan.

Anyway, how would such a war have went? Also, would any other powers have militarily intervened in this conflict?
 
Jan 2016
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Well, as a side note Armenians are not slavs and thus very unlikely to get a massive support from a pan--slavic regime. Historically russians have always been very tribal.
 
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Futurist

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May 2014
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Well, as a side note Armenians are not slavs and thus very unlikely to get a massive support from a pan--slavic regime. Historically russians have always been very tribal.
The Armenians are Christians living under Muslim rule. True, they might not be the right kind of Christians, but the land that they live on could be useful for Russia as a future Russian Florida.
 
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Russia was always interested in more territory, helping the Armenians would only be a premise for war. Britain and France would probably still try to check Russian expansion. At the time Russia was seen as a threat to the balance in Europe (although Germany was starting to take that place).
 
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