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Ottoman Breakdown

Jeremy Salt

in The Unmaking of the Middle East

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780520255517
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520934757 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520255517.003.0004
Ottoman Breakdown

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This chapter examines the history of the fall of the Ottoman Empire. It discusses the Young Turks' Revolution, the extirpation of the Muslims, and the depopulation of the Empire due to military losses during the Balkan Wars. The chapter describes how Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, and Montenegro took advantage of the turbulence in Istanbul to launch a combined attack on what was left of the Ottoman domain in southeastern Europe.

Keywords: Ottoman Empire; Young Turks' Revolution; Muslims; military losses; depopulation; Balkan Wars; Bulgaria; Serbia; Greece; Montenegro

Chapter.  13776 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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