Review ☆ The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook


  • Hardcover
  • 461
  • The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power
  • Sean McMeekin
  • English
  • 12 July 2018
  • 9780674057395

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    Review ☆ The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Sean McMeekin Ever feel like most of the geo political social and scientific situations that arise today are a product of Germany just messing everything up constantly? Do you find yourself giving Angela Merkel the side eye whenever you see her on tv because

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    Read å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ì Sean McMeekin Review ☆ The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook A fascinating look at the Ottoman German alliance during the war and their use of pan Islamism as a strategy They did this with their railway project and by launching a propaganda campaign against the Muslims of Britain’s empire Neither of these projects ended up working The Berlin Baghdad railway project was difficult to build and expensive to maintain The jihad project also flounderedIn retrospectTurkey’s entry

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    Review ☆ The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Using the narrative conceit of the Berlin Baghdad railway McMeekin constructs an entertaining narrative of the romance between German

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    Free download The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power Sean McMeekin Ì 0 Summary Review ☆ The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Sean McMeekin is a historian who specializes in the diplomacy of World War I and has written an interesting survey of Turkish German relations l

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    Review ☆ The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power by Sean McMeekin is an interesting look at Turco German relation

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    Review ☆ The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Free download The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power A very good read on the German intentions in the Middle East during the Great War and of the conseuences Has a number of good maps a

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    Review ☆ The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ultimately an awkward book I really appreciated the detailed presentation of people and places of the many German agents' secret missions to sti

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    Free download The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power Review ☆ The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Sean McMeekin Ì 0 Summary Author Sean McMeekin has performed extensive research and put forth a multitude of details this historical book complete with a 30 page index however at times I found it hard to process all the information The book is not as much about the Berlin Baghdad railway as it is about Germany forming a coalition with Muslim Ottomans to fight on the Eastern Front against allied British and Russians

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    Review ☆ The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook A narrative of a covert campaign by German Arabists and secret agents to build popular support in the Muslim world for their cause du

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Review ☆ The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Sean McMeekin Ì 0 Summary Free download The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power Empire then the largest Islamic power in the world Meanwhile the Young Turks harnessed themselves to German military might to avenge Turkey s hereditary enemy Russia Told from the perspective of the key decision makers on the Turco German side many of the most conseuential events of World War I Turkey s entry into the war Gallipoli the Armenian massacres the Arab revolt and the Russian Revolution are illuminated as never beforeDrawing on a wealth of new sources McMeekin forces us to re examine Western interference in the. The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany s Bid for World Power by Sean McMeekin is an interesting look at Turco German relations prior to and during WWI McMeekin examines the German s bid for world power in the Middle East utilizing Jihadist propoganda against British French and Russian Muslim majority areas to try and insight revolt and revolution Germany spread propoganda throughout the Ottoman Empire and into British Egypt and the French Maghreb to try and stock revolution and pull troops away from the Western front to uell unrest in the colonies Germany also sent daring Lawrence of Arabia style explorers and advisors to regions as far flung as Afghanistan and Northern Iran to try and insight local tribes to revolt against Russian and British hegemony in Iran and British India McMeekin does start with the Berlin Baghdad Express an engineering feat that was to improve German logistics and supply lines into Eastern Europe and the Middle East and improve Turco German trade routes while also flouting the British controlled Suez Canal Germany recieved mineral exploration rights alongside the tracks as well making them valuable pseudo colonial tools to exploit resources from Ottoman territory The German s competed heavily with French and Austro British firms for the right to construct these railways and Ottoman politicians shrewdly exploited the competition for monetary and concessionary benefits The German railway was not only good for the Hohenzollerns The Turkish government coveted a railway to improve supply lines to restive regions in Mesopitama the Levant and Arabia and negotiated lines into far flung regions of the Empire to try and improve Ottoman security in restive provinces As the world heated up during the July Crisis of 1914 and the world marched to war diplomatically isolated Germany was desperate to bring the Ottoman Empire into the war This was no mean feat as the Young Turk revolution replaced the die hard Germanophile regime with one tolerant of Entente interests The Young Turk regime pushed hard and smart in negotiations gaining two battleships loads of marks guns ammo and definsive euipment a guarentee of territory after the war at the expense of Britain and Russia and possibly Greece and Bulgaria if they entered the war on the Entente side among other concessions Germany gave all desperatly The Turks eventually entered the war on the Central Power s side One of the key issues in the war was the inability of Austria Hungary to conuer Serbia and thus reconnect the Berlin Baghdad railway Supplies were disrupted until 19151916 when Bulgaria and a newly reorganized Austro Hungarian army marched on Belgrade German advisors and adventurers also plied the desert s of Arabia and the steppes of Afghanistan and Iran to encourage Muslim s everywhere to join the war on the side of the Ottoman Emporer then the Caliph of Islam Success was partially achieved in Libya where tribesman led by German officers attacked British Egypt from the East and came within 150m of Alexandria before being reulsed German led tribesman also harried supply lines in the Russian and British spheres of Iran attempted to incide mutiny in India and engaged in a war of gifts with Britain to win the favour of powerful Arabian tribes Indiana Jones like swashbucklers cut supply lines hunted for ruins and relics and ran guns to tribesman into the farthest corners of these areas Although Germany eventually lost the war of course German influence in the region reached a peak in 1916 where Iran was in turmoil British troops were tied down in Egypt and Ira and tribesman were eating away at Entente territory throughout the region Although not entirely on the Berlin Baghdad express McMeekin has once again written a fascinating and insightful look at a little explored area of the WWI conflict Germany s bid for regioanl power in the Middle East centred on their Ottoman strategy and McMeekin has written an account full of diplomatic and political detail and excellent historical sourcing The book is highly readable although it suffers from some bias and a few statements and sourcing issues that bugged me slightly However these are minor and did not detract greatly from my enjoyment of the book This was an excellent read and is easily recomended to those interested in WWI history geo politics and the Middle East in general

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Review ☆ The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Sean McMeekin Ì 0 Summary Free download The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power The modern Middle East was forged in the crucible of the First World War but few know the full story of how war actually came to the region As Sean McMeekin reveals in this startling reinterpretation of the war it was neither the British nor the French but rather a small cliue of Germans and Turks who thrust the Islamic world into the conflict for their own political economic and military endsThe Berlin Baghdad Express tells the fascinating story of how Germany exploited Ottoman pan Islamism in order to destroy the British. A fascinating look at the Ottoman German alliance during the war and their use of pan Islamism as a strategy They did this with their railway project and by launching a propaganda campaign against the Muslims of Britain s empire Neither of these projects ended up working The Berlin Baghdad railway project was difficult to build and expensive to maintain The jihad project also flounderedIn retrospectTurkey s entry into the war proved to be its undoing While both the Allies and the Central Powers desperately sought to win Turkey to their side or at least keep it neutral their fears and hopes were unfounded Turkey was a third rate power on the brink of collapse with a mutinous army of ill trained and poorly armed soldiers Even before the war broke out the fringes of the Ottoman empire were being gobbled up by the Italians and the Balkan states The empire was all but finished by 1913 and its decision to enter the war sealed its doom Before entering the war Turkey however ran rings around both sides They cornered the Germans and extracted an unconditional guarantee of its borders At the same time they cynically attempted to get Russia to abandon the Caucasus When they did enter the war the Ottomans attempted to use the Sherifiate of Mecca to legitimize a jihad against the Allied powers The puppet sultan did so but his fatwa had only a limited effect The Sherifiate also resented the Ottomans attempt to tighten control The entire holy war idea was cooked by the amateur archaeologist turned secret agent Max von Oppenheim head of the Nachrichtenstelle f r den Orient The Kaiser backed the idea and the Turks played along not because they agreed with it in an ideological sense but because it offered an opportunity to harness German power to Ottoman interests Pan Islamic strategies did little to aid the Ottoman war effort As Gallipoli demonstrated a better strategy would probably have been to hunker down and guard its borders than to waste its limited strength in far flung jihadist adventurism The concept was also based on a notion of Islamic solidarity behind the Ottoman Sultan Caliph which was pure fantasy Jihadi propaganda did not count for much in the Islamic worldThe British of course were successful employing TE Lawrence to enlist Hussein in what was a jihad than a nationalist revolt Far from being loyal to the cause of an Islamic holy war Arab irregulars on both sides attacked whoever they felt likeMeanwhile the Germans employed several colorful Lawrence type adventurers to stir up revolt against Britain Many of them were pretty ridiculous attempting to portray themselves as a disinterested third party that was solely seeking to liberate all Muslims from British rule The Arabs were too hostile to the Ottoman empire for the Germans plans to work

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Review ☆ The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Sean McMeekin Ì 0 Summary Free download The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power Middle East and its lamentable results It is an epic tragicomedy of unintended conseuences as Turkish nationalists give Russia the war it desperately wants jihad begets an Islamic insurrection in Mecca German sabotage plots upend the Tsar delivering Turkey from Russia s yoke and German Zionism midwifes the Balfour Declaration All along the story is interwoven with the drama surrounding German efforts to complete the Berlin to Baghdad railway the weapon designed to win the war and assure German hegemony over the Middle East. A very good read on the German intentions in the Middle East during the Great War and of the conseuences Has a number of good maps and foot notes