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The modern Middle East was forged in the crucible of the First World War but few know the full story of how war actually came to the region As Sean McMeekin reveals in this startling reinterpretation of the war it was neither the British nor the French but rather a small cliue of Germans and Turks who thrust the Islamic world into the conflict for their own political economic and military endsThe Berlin Baghdad Express tells the fascinating story of how Germany exploited Ottoman pan Islamism in order to destroy the British Ever feel like most of the geo political social and scientific situations that arise today are a product of Germany just messing everything up constantly Do you find yourself giving Angela Merkel the side eye whenever you see her on tv because yup are pretty sure the Germans are up to something nefarious Do you not know very much about WWI because you are American and Texas ensures your history textbooks are full of nothing substantial Is the only thing you know about the Ottoman Empire is that they put the final nail in the coffin that was Rome RIP ByzantinesIf any of those apply to you you might find this book of interest Sure it begins and ends with a railroad but it s really about how Germany prior to and during WWI pretty much created what we think of as modern day Jihad Basically Germany was jealous of everybody else s colonial empires and the fact that the current political climate wouldn t let them build a railroad to their Ottoman friends A bunch of Germans thought hey what if we just convinced all these Muslims to kill Russians English and French Christians Then we could build our railroad and laugh at the rest of England and RussiaSensible Germans uh I m not sure if you are aware of this but lots of Germans and Austrians are Christian or Jewish How will we stop this from blowing back onto usCrazy Germans bro that won t happen Here help me print some propaganda about how it is the duty of every Muslim to kill people we don t like Spoiler alert this great uprising pretty much didn t happen and the ottomans and Germany lost WWI and the ottomans lost their empire But it does have significant long range effects both on the region and the world

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The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power

Middle East and its lamentable results It is an epic tragicomedy of unintended conseuences as Turkish nationalists give Russia the war it desperately wants jihad begets an Islamic insurrection in Mecca German sabotage plots upend the Tsar delivering Turkey from Russia s yoke and German Zionism midwifes the Balfour Declaration All along the story is interwoven with the drama surrounding German efforts to complete the Berlin to Baghdad railway the weapon designed to win the war and assure German hegemony over the Middle East A very good read on the German intentions in the Middle East during the Great War and of the conseuences Has a number of good maps and foot notes

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Empire then the largest Islamic power in the world Meanwhile the Young Turks harnessed themselves to German military might to avenge Turkey s hereditary enemy Russia Told from the perspective of the key decision makers on the Turco German side many of the most conseuential events of World War I Turkey s entry into the war Gallipoli the Armenian massacres the Arab revolt and the Russian Revolution are illuminated as never beforeDrawing on a wealth of new sources McMeekin forces us to re examine Western interference in the KOBOBOOKSReviewed by Literary Review


10 thoughts on “The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power

  1. says:

    Ever feel like most of the geo political social and scientific situations that arise today are a product of Germany just messing everything up constantly Do you find yourself giving Angela Merkel the side eye whenever you see her on tv because yup are pretty sure the Germans are up to something nefarious Do you not know very much about WWI because you are American and Texas ensures your history textbooks are full of nothing substantial Is

  2. says:

    A fascinating look at the Ottoman German alliance during the war and their use of pan Islamism as a strategy They did this with their railway project and by launching a propaganda campaign against the Muslims of Britain’s empire Neither of these projects ended up working The Berlin Baghdad railway project was difficult to build and expensive to maintain The jihad project also flounderedIn retrospectTurkey’s entry i

  3. says:

    Using the narrative conceit of the Berlin Baghdad railway McMeekin constructs an entertaining narrative of the romance between German and Austro Hungarian Orientalists in the years leading up to and during WWI Of greatest interest are the passages dealing with some of the lesser known obscure characters and ev

  4. says:

    Sean McMeekin is a historian who specializes in the diplomacy of World War I and has written an interesting survey of Turkish German relations leading up to and during the Great War The author concentrates on the role and construction of the Berlin Baghdad Railway project that was designed to allow Germany to penetrate the Middle East and present the British with a diplomatic and economic defeat in the region The railway was to counter t

  5. says:

    The Berlin Baghdad Express The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power by Sean McMeekin is an interesting look at Turco German relations prior to and during WWI McMeekin examines the German's bid for world power in the Middle East utilizing Jihadist propoganda against British French and Russian Muslim majority areas to try and insight revolt and revolution Germany spread propoganda throughout the Ottoman Empire

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  7. says:

    A very good read on the German intentions in the Middle East during the Great War and of the conseuences Has a number of good maps and foot notes

  8. says:

    Ultimately an awkward book I really appreciated the detailed presentation of people and places of the many German agents' secret mi

  9. says:

    Author Sean McMeekin has performed extensive research and put forth a multitude of details this historical book complete with a 30 page index however at times I found it hard to process all the information The book is not as much about the Berlin Baghdad railway as it is about Germany forming a coalition with Muslim Ottomans to fight on the Eastern Front against allied British and Russians

  10. says:

    A narrative of a covert campaign by German Arabists and secret agents to build popular support in the Muslim worl

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