New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_5792
Turkish soldiers practicing for War, Konia, 1913.
Which side did the Ottoman Empire align itself with during World War I?
What effect did the Ottoman Empire’s entry into the war have on the British Empire?
What happened to the Ottoman Empire after World War I?
What was the Goeben-Breslau Incident and what role did it play in leading the Ottoman Empire to join World War I? Compare these circumstances to the factors that led another country (of your choice) into the war.
Technology: One of the reasons the British responded to the Ottoman entry into the war was that nearby British colonies were rich in oil. What were two military and civilian uses of oil during the World War I era?
Science: Just as organisms are best suited to survive in certain conditions and must adapt when entering new environments, the armies of World War I also needed to adapt to changing conditions in various global climates. What considerations might a European army like Britain or France need to take into account before engaging in war in the Middle East?
Koroglu, Erol. Ottoman Propaganda and Turkish Identity: Literature in Turkey During World War I. New York: Taurus Academic Studies, 2007.