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1.Evaluate the extent to which nationalism contributed to the collapse of the OttomanEmpire in the early twentieth century.CausationTalk about causesUnite country by turkificationAt the beginning of the twentieth century, the Ottoman Empire was under the seeminglytotalitarian rule by the politically oppressive and despotic regime of Sultan Abdul Hamid II.However, the contemporary era, being an era of extreme nationalism, innovation and change,sparked a revolution to alter governmental practices and societal practices in the OttomanEmpire. The Young Turks, a nationalist organization made up of army officers and intellectuals,led a revolution which overthrew the Sultan in 1908. Believing they were “improving” theirnation, the Young Turks established both a constitution and parliament were set up thatdeclared equality of all Ottoman peoples, attempting to acknowledge the several differentethnicities and religions the Ottoman Empire housed. However, it is in this context that the

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