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By Samantha Lafferty

ISBN-10: 1588436462

ISBN-13: 9781588436467

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The Ottomans took back Thrace and the empire’s border was drawn along modern-day lines. The Ottomans initially stayed out of the First World War. The British had allied with its staunch enemy, Russia, though the Ottomans had little hostility towards the British. France still had an influence in the empire, especially in education and the arts. The Germans, on the Introduction eventually became known as the Committee of Union and Progress. The movement spread throughout other elite schools. 26 n History other hand, had helped to rebuild the Ottoman army after the Balkan wars and were planning to build the great Berlin-to-Baghdad railway, which would unite much of the Ottoman Empire.

N EARLY TURKISH REPUBLIC, 1923-1945 After the victory in the War of Independence, the Treaty of Lausanne was signed on 24 July 1923, giving Turks independence and sovereignty. On 29 October of that year, the Grand National Assembly declared the beginning of the Republic of Turkey with Mustafa Kemal as its president. He was the leader of the newly formed Republican People’s Party. It was also at this time that Constantinople became known as Istanbul. The new nation now faced enormous problems with thousands of refugees, the destruction of cities, an economy crippled by war and the breakdown of political institutions.

The army was seen as key to the revolution. Young students in the military medical school set up a cell, which The Seeds of War n 25 At the same time, the Ottoman Third Army, stationed in Macedonia, did not trust sultan Abdul Hamid and demanded restoration of the 1876 Ottoman constitution, which had been suspended. A revolution forced Hamid to declare elections. Candidates backed by the CUP (Committee of Union & Progress) won and began reforming the government by cutting thousands of jobs. Soon, many people in Constantinople were unhappy with the changes and saw the CUP candidates as middle class and removed from everyday life.

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