HS102 hw 2 - British government stating that: His Majestys...

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Molly McMahon Dr. M. Waters HS 102- Tues. 7:25-10:00pm 21 April 2009 Nationalism and the Middle East, The Aftermath of WWI Group D 1. The Young Turks were a coalition of various groups favoring reformation of the administration of the Ottoman Empire. In 1889, the movement was against the monarchy of Sultan Abdul Hamid II. “In 1908, they established the second constitutional era with what is better known as the Young Turk Revolution. The movement built a rich tradition of dissent that shaped the intellectual, political, and artistic life of the late Ottoman period generally transcended the decline and dissolution periods.” (McKay) The Armenian genocide was the most brutal and corrupt act committed by the Young Turks, which ultimately led to the decline of the Ottoman Empire. 2. The Balfour Declaration, established 1917 was a formal statement of policy by the
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Unformatted text preview: British government stating that: His Majestys government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country. (Perry) McMahon 2 3. The Amritsar Massacre, also known as the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, occurred April 13,1919, when British Indian Army soldiers under the command of General Dyer opened fire on an unarmed gathering of men, women and children. The firing lasted about 10 minutes and 1650 rounds were fired, approximately 33 rounds per soldier. Roughly 1,526 casualties. (McKay)...
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