The Ottoman Road to War in 1914: The Ottoman Empire and the First World War (Cambridge Military Histories)

The Ottoman Road to War in 1914: The Ottoman Empire and the First World War (Cambridge Military Histories)

Mustafa Aksakal


Why did the Ottoman Empire input the 1st international warfare in past due October 1914, months after the war's devastations had turn into transparent? have been its leaders 'simple-minded,' 'below-average' contributors, because the doyen of Turkish diplomatic heritage has argued? Or, as others have claimed, did the Ottomans input the struggle simply because struggle Minister Enver Pasha, dictating Ottoman judgements, used to be in thrall to the Germans and to his personal expansionist desires? in response to formerly untapped Ottoman and ecu assets, Mustafa Aksakal's dramatic examine demanding situations this consensus. It demonstrates that accountability went a ways past Enver, that the line to battle was once paved by way of the calls for of a politically public, and that the Ottoman management sought the German alliance because the merely approach out of an online of overseas threats and household insecurities, identifying an get away whose catastrophic outcomes for the empire and seismic effect at the center East are felt even this day.

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