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Rodognon Chapter 6 Summary

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Since I had a large interest in media in last week's post, I decided to continue with that focus in Rodogno's chapter six. In chapter six, a section is dedicated to "Gladstone's pamphlets and the question of intervention on grounds of humanity", Rodogno tells us that protesters directed more focus with their discontent with Britain's foreign policy instead of towards humanitarian intervention. These protesters were an ill-assorted group, which was unlikely, however they gathered due to a symbolic grievance (Rodogno,152). Gladstone played a significant role in the naming of the "Bulgarian Horrors and the Question of the East", he was the "ideal icon" for the moral aspects of the Bulgarian atrocities (Rodogno,152). Rodogno states that Gladstone…show more content…
This was very true because the Jews viewed this as a victory fro them, but reality none of these rights were enforced rather it increased resent for the Jews. Romania being one of the major players in the concern of minority rights. Pressure and clashes began, Thouvenel introduced several clauses calling for "equal treatment and protection of all religions, equal access to public employment, equality in civil rights, right to property in all its forms, for natives and foreigners, and equal political rights for all inhabitants not under foreign protection" (Fink, 10). Romania thought Jews would bring the country into ruins, even though they are successful individuals who were economically sound. After the addition of Article 46 in the 1858 Convention of Paris, Jews thought "their existence and legal rights were now recognized" (Fink, 11). This only led to the "expulsion of native and foreign Jews"(Fink 13) and made Jews into targets of a "cold pogrom" (Fink 14). There is a continuation of excluding Jews from public life in Romania, in addition an anti-antisemitism emerged in Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and France against the Jews (Fink 44). This caused an mass Jewish emigration, Jews were seen as "dangerous outsiders. threatening to destabilize whole communities with their diseases and crimes" (Fink, 45). Its the fear of…show more content…
The solution to the empire's nationality problems was ultimately directed at 'problem' populations themselves rather than their grievances and aspirations" (Bloxham, 29). The Muslims "opposed attempts to legislate for greater equality between Muslims and non-Muslims" (Bloxham, 39). In addition, Armenians started revolutions which as a result were seen as "dangerous revolts and order severe repression" (Bloxham, 53). Such a small scale issue is made into a large scale issue because the governments decides to kill the Armenians instead of negotiating. This idea of the "Armenian Question" was blown out of proportion and seen as a massive and dangerous issue for the Turks, resulting to the genocide, to rid the empire of this "problem"
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