Two of France's largest banks, and , still in existence today, were founded during that period.
An opportunity soon presented itself: In early 1853, Tsar put pressure on the weak government, demanding that the give Russia a protectorate over the Christian countries of the as well as control over and the.
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He wanted the government to play an active, not a passive, role in the economy.