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Posted on Apr 20, 2011 in War College

MAP OF THE MONTH – The Middle East Prior to WW1

By Armchair General

Animated map of events in the Middle East prior to World War I, courtesy of The Map as History. Click to view animation.

Armchair General has partnered with The Map as History, a company that produces outstanding animated maps with accompanying narration. Each month, a link to one of their animated maps will be featured on the ACG site.

This month’s map explores the Middle East prior to the First World War and provides background on the Ottoman Empire, European colonial activity in the Mideast, the 1908 Young Turks Revolution, and more.

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Click on the map above to view animation.

To read related articles, including one on the current challenges of "Arab Spring," click on the titles of online articles below.

Ralph Peters’ suggested reading list on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and its aftermath

Wars Without End – The Challenge of Arab Spring
 

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