Ottoman Empire Dbq

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I believe it was western Europe who created the mess in the Middle East. The Ottoman Turks built a huge empire, The Ottoman Empire, that had a significant amount of power until 1750, when their power weakened due to Western pressure as well as internal problems. "European powers schemed to outflank each other in dismantling the weakening empire" (Craig A. Lockard. Ch.21. Pg. 513) As stated in the video, "During the first World War, the British, the French, and the Russians, had these secret plans to carve out the Ottoman Empire because they believed that it would balance out their imperial ambitions" ( The British already had control of Egypt and India, and the Ottoman Middle East was right in the
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