Editor says, what if the fledgling Greek Republic had collapsed? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Generals thread.
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Editor says, in reality the sinking of the Ottomans' Mediterranean fleet saved the fledgling Greek Republic from collapse. But it required two more military interventions, by Russia in the form of the Russo-Turkish War of 1828-9 and by a French expeditionary force to the Peloponnese to force the withdrawal of Ottoman forces from central and southern Greece and to secure Greek independence. Please note that we have re-purposed significant amounts of content from Wikipedia based upon a posting from Dirk Puehl. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.