The fall of the Ottoman Empire - EXPeditions

The fall of the Ottoman Empire

by Eugene Rogan
  • Key point 1
    Before the First World War, the Ottoman Empire had no significant internal barriers. As such, there were no constraints on movement.
  • Key point 2
    The encroachment of Allied forces into Ottoman territory resulted in a new reality wherein the region was divided into several States with rigid boundaries.
  • Key point 3
    For a period, competing nationalist identities threatened to reshape the region. However, they succumbed to European impositions. Eventually, only Turkey was able to negotiate a favourable outcome.