posted by Anonymous .
Which was an effect of Russia’s desire for increased control of warm-water ports in the mid-19th century?
A.Russian conquest of Siberia and Central Asia in order to gain access to Silk Road trade routes
B.the scheduling of the Berlin Conference by Otto von Bismarck to mediate tensions between Russia and the Ottoman Empire
C.an alliance by the Ottoman Empire, Britain, and France to thwart Russian expansion in the Crimean War
D.the conquest of Japan so that Russia could gain dominance in the Pacific Ocean to trade with the Americas