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Inequalities Within The Ottoman Empire

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The actions of World War I had inconceivable consequences for the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East. World War I marked the end of the, already dwindling, Empire and its scope of influence on the world. With this collapse, the Middle East fell into the hands of the British and the Allied forces who arbitrarily divided up the the region to create new nation states. Nations are large aggregates of people who have imagined sovereign rights, commonality, and political community with myths and history that create unity. Instability within the Ottoman Empire helped provide a path for local and international actors to influence the shaping of the region. Among many missteps and political choices there were three distinct players that profoundly
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