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How World War One Changed The Middle East And East Asia

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World War One “the war to end all wars” would rage from 1914 to 1918 claiming the lives of more than 8,500,000 people and wounding over 20,000,000. Known as the “Great War” at the time, the war seemed to have come out of nowhere for the people of Europe; as the continent had been in an era of unprecedented peace. Tensions had been rising years before the outbreak, as alliances were being formed. The Triple Entente formed after Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire created the Central Powers, consisted of Britain, France, and Russia.These two alliances would gain in strength as nations aligned with the two. A total of over 100 nations would eventually get involved by the war’s ...view middle of the document...

These Borders created by the British and French would result in a large amount of tensions causing conflict and turmoil in the Middle East, many of these disputes continue to this day.

Germany controlled an empire of territory throughout the world with land owned in Africa and the Asia-Pacific. These territories were vital to the German economy and its ability to display power and authority throughout the world. The German held lands in Africa and the Asia-Pacific would be the cause of many Nations declaration of war on the Germans. As it became more apparent that Germany was losing the war Nations declared war, hoping to receive some of the German owned territories, these “Land Grabs” would only help to reduce the power of the German Empire. Japan would be placed in charge of the German controlled territories in the Asia-Pacific.The most important of these would be the Shandong peninsula in China. The Japanese would also be granted protection from Chinese courts preventing them from being prosecuted by anything other than a Japanese court. Japanese would also be given the equal of Europeans who as well had protection from The Chinese courts and caused many Japanese to act above the law because the Japanese courts would normally side with the Japanese citizen or soldier over the Chinese complainant. Chinese would eventually begin protests which would lead to the formation of the Chinese communist party.

Japan would receive the Shandong peninsula in China due to the Treaty of Versailles, the Chinese would as well be given protection from the Chinese courts causing a large of mount of resentment towards the Japanese. The Ottoman Empire would be “”dismantled”” as the empire was broken up to pay off tribes who would rise in revolution against the government and to benefit Europe. The Middle East and East Asia would be plunged into an era of intense tensions and dismay as...

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