The end of the Revolution brought more devastation to the West, the Polish uprising was crushed with the Brute Force of Russian arms. The Tsar and Autocrat of All-Russias, Nicholas I, intensified the suppression of Polish Nationalism and the Russification policies over the Ruthenia and Ukraine, never again would the Poles rise in revolt, and if they did, they would be alone. The Tsar turned his eyes South, the Collapse of the Austrian Empire created a Kingdom in Galicia, and the Tsar was quick to intervene. Russian forces crossed the border and destroyed all resistance of the newly independent nation, the Kingdom was forced to accept the Protectorate from St. Petersburg. The Tsar had inaugurated an new policy for the Russian government: Slavophile or Pan-Slavism. The idea that Russia was destined to rule all the Slav peoples under the Tsar and Autocracy. Now that the poles were crushed and the only other nation that could challenge a Balkan offensive by Russia was gone, the bear just needed a reason. He got one when the Revolution managed to spread southeast, the Nationalist powderkrieg in the Balkans exploded when the news of the Austrian collapse reached Konstantinnye. The Ottoman Censorship wasn't enough to prevent the news from spreading to the Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia, where the people was inspired by the Hungarians, Italians, and Germans. The Wallachian Prince George Bibescu started a rebellion against Ottoman rule and was soon joined by the Moldavian Prince Milkhail Sturdza. The two Princes went to war but they knew that they would stand no chance against the newly reformed Ottoman Army, not without outside help at least. ((The two princes of Moldavia and Wallachia respectively)) The Principalities still went to war and they achieved success during the beggining of the campaign in mid-1846. Encouraging Russia to intervene, sending weapons and volunteers to the rebels. When the Ottoman army captured and executed a Russian officer at the battle of Constanta, the Tsar used it as Casus belli for war and declared it on the 6th of February of 1847. The Russian Black Sea fleet attacked the Ottoman navy by surprise in the battle of Sinop, the Turkish navy would burn and sink with minimal Russian casualties, bringing them control over the Black Sea coast. ((Ottoman fleet at the battle of Sinop, burning on the background)) The Bear launched two offensives, one with the mission of taking Kars and advance in Trebizond, and the main one would push south into Bulgaria and advance along the coast to Konstantinnye. The Kars offensive was a resounding success with the Ottomans pushed out of the Caucasus, but in the West the Turks managed to create a strong defensive line over the Danube. But eventually the line was broken and the Russians reached Varna, the Ottoman collapse was about to happen. ((Siege of Kars)) But the French thought otherwise, not wanting the Russian Control of the Balkans, the French threatened war if the Russians didn't seat down in a peace meeting in Paris. On the 19th of December of 1848 the Russians declared a ceasefire at the gates of Konstantinnye. The Paris conference agreed on a Peace Treaty: While Russia didn't achieve their dream of controlling Tsargrad or expelling the Turks from the Balkans, the two Principalities of Moldavia and Walachia would be independent and recieve Constanta and Drobudja, Cyprus would be annexed by the French as Naval Base, Bosnia would be under Hungarian occupation, Kars would be given to Russia, and Russia would be allowed free and unlimited access by the Strait of Bosphorus. The Tsar would need to wait another decade or two for his dream thanks to Napoleon III.