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The Ottoman Empire and WWI
A look at the background, the entry of the empire into the war on the side of the central powers, the Balkan War, military and politics and alliances.
# 20486 | 2,250 words | 6 sources | 1993 | US
Published on Mar 20, 2003 in History (European - World Wars)

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"The Entry of the Ottoman Empire into World War I

This paper will examine how the Ottoman Empire, or Turkey, became actively involved in the First World War on the side of the Central Powers. The paper will briefly discuss the political and economic state of affairs in the Empire from the time the last Sultan, Abdul Hamid II, was deposed until the summer of 1914. The Ottoman search for a powerful European ally will be examined in greater detail, as will be the reasons for the final alliance between the ottomans and Germany. Finally, the paper will discuss the events of the summer and f all of 1914 which led to the Turkish entry in to the War in November of 1914.

As an empire under a single government, the Ottoman Empire had been on the decline since the Seventeenth Century. Composed..."

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