The Ottoman Rebirth
There, hung on the wall, was a piece of Cartographic genius. A map of enormous proportions showing the Ottoman Empire as of the 15th century and its growth. No less than 10 metres by 6 metres it spanned the whole wall. The room was dim lit by oil lamps and candles; in the centre was a table with 10 seats around it. Each seat contained a politician; all key advisors to our honourable Kemal Ataturk. They where here to discuss a dark matter. They murmured and argued and shouted and agreed; all which fine points of view. Yet at the centre of this all was Kemal who spoke with a passion that equalled the great Greek Rhetors.
“Gentlemen,” he spoke, “ The world is standing on the edge… Hitler has risen to face off Democracy and Bolshevism! Yet his foes stand in the way and look over the world to find help or more foes, they cast their disapproving eye to Turks and they see a sparse nation of a dying glory yet let us show them their blindness. Our mighty forefathers stood on the lands of Romania with Turkish blood around their ankles yet they stood there and called that land their own. They fought for us. They bled for us. They died for us. Yet the West came and tore down their work and burnt our people. I ask every one of you to honour our mighty Ottoman fathers and show their sacrifice was not one of futility! In 100 years our lands shall stretch from the rivers of the Afghan to the fertile lands of the French.” He was shouting now yet not out of anger but out of fervour. We left an hour later and the new Empire was born.
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