Revolt in Moldavia against Turkish rule sparks Greek War of Independence

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Historical Context Note

A revolt breaks out in Moldavia against the oppressive rule of the Ottoman Turks. The rebels appeal to Russian Tsar Alexander I for help, thus beginning the Greek War of Independence.
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Editors. "Revolt in Moldavia against Turkish rule sparks Greek War of Independence". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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