- Nov 29, 2005
Arabia for Arabs: An ARRabia
The roots of the Kingdom of Arabia lie in the ascension of the “Young Turks” to power in the coup of 1908. The nationalist, reformist party sponsored the change in the policy of the Ottoman Empire leading to increasing amounts of discrimination against non-Turkish ethic groups. Though not sudden the discrimination would become more and more of a problem to other ethnic groups, including Arabs. This discrimination was against anyone who wasn’t Turkish, Muslims and non-Muslims were affected.
After the Balkan Wars of 1912-1913 only the Armenians, Kurds and Arabs would be left fighting for independence from the Ottoman Empire. These three nations would have their struggles for independence intertwined…
The Ottoman Empire in 1908
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