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The Arabs Most Arab Ottomans viewed O.E. as only protection against European imperialism and the preserver of Islamic independence. Most Arabs continued to support the empire until its defeat. DESPITE THE FACT THAT…. Many Arab administrators/officials removed, exiled, stripped of their land though under Ottoman Turkish regime. Some Arab Nationalists were hanged in Beirut and Damascus. Arabs saw last Ottoman government (Committee of Union and Progress- C.U.P.) as Turkifying force; wanted more autonomy and representation in O.E. The Arabs
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Unformatted text preview: itself. Arabs prepared to accept Ottoman rule within certain political parameters. Pan-Arab movement weak, fragmented, not advocated by masses. BRITISH INVADE IRAQ: 1914 Army from British India occupied port city of Basra in late 1914 and began to advance toward Baghdad. Ottomans counterattacked in 1915 and drove British back to the village of Kut (pronounced “ Koot ”, in eastern Iraq on the Tigris, 100 miles southeast of Baghdad) known as the Siege of Kut . Both Baghdad and Jerusalem would fall by 1917....
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