Chapter 86, Scandal

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The choice that the Greek people considered correct was undoubtedly one that satisfied neither party, it could be said they displeased both sides.

The Russians could still reluctantly accept it, as wherever the Greeks fought, they tied up some of the Ottoman Empire's attention. Now was a critical moment; having one more ally meant one more source of strength, increasing the chances of victory.

England and France could not tolerate it, especially the British, who saw the Greeks' actions as outright betrayal.

The conflict between the two nations in 1850 was ignored by the London Government. They overlooked the fact that the two nations had fallen out years before when Palmerston ordered the blockade of Piraeus.