HIST214_Topic 8

HIST214_Topic 8 - Topic 8 1. I. Discuss millet system and...

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Topic 8 1. Discuss millet system and its end in the 19 th century I. Only way for the Ottomans to defend against West was to technologize and modernize. a. End of Millet system – Everyone equal before law. i. Not good for Muslims because they lose economic status. ii. Intensification of Muslim’s resentment against Christians. 2. Briefly discuss the history of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company I. In 1901, Iran gave oil concessions to Britain. II. 1908 discovered one of the largest oil field, formed the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. III. Sir Arnold Wilson led Bengal Lancers that protected drilling operations from locals, became general manager of Anglo-Persian Oil Company. IV. Winston Churchill transformed navy, and they became dependent on oil. a. Set-up 20 year supply contract and paid for a oil. V. Later on Iran was the largest oil producer VI. Iran wanted to cancel contract because Brits were making so much money off of their oil and taking land and expanding. 3. Analyze British policies in the Arab Middle East during WWI I. a.
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HIST214_Topic 8 - Topic 8 1. I. Discuss millet system and...

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