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A satirical cartoon byPunch, a British magazine. Alexander II and Abraham Lincoln are depicted as sharing their joy in crushing the Polish insurrection and Confederacy.
The Polish Insurrection demonstrates the extent to which American diplomacy prioritized a strong relationship with Russia during the Civil War. In January 1863, protests against conscription in Poland exploded into a general rebellion against…

Although the “Trent Affair” did not directly involve Russia, the affair demonstrated the need for the United States to bolster its diplomatic presence against British and French interests. In November 1861, the British government…
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