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The defeat at the front exacerbated the infighting within the London Government, and with the recent political scandal, Prime Minister John Russell was forced to resign.

The Whig Party lost in the new elections, and the Pier faction joined forces with the Conservative Party to form a government, with George Hamilton-Gordon ascending the stage of history.

With the new government came a new atmosphere, and for the George Hamilton-Gordon administration, the most important issue at the moment was the Near East War.

Retreating was not an option, as it concerned the United Kingdom's international status. In an era of competition between England and Russia, if the London Government retreated at this time, it would be a capitulation to the Russians, tantamount to acknowledging the Russians' world dominance.

Not to mention the heavy losses in interests, just the blow to the spirit alone was something the British people could not accept.