An Ailing Empire and Rising Nations pt. 2

At the turn of the century, the Ottoman Empire ruled much of the Middle East. By 1920 the Ottoman Empire would cease to exist. European imperialism, internal political turmoil, and the coming World War all undermined an aging empire that was struggling to keep pace politically, militarily, and economically with an insurgent Europe. In today's episode Mike and Danny discuss the internal political turmoil in the Ottoman Empire just before the outbreak of WWI.

Ottoman Armenians celebrate the restoration of constitution in 1908

Ottoman Armenians celebrate the restoration of constitution in 1908