Promises… pg. 175-182. Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies…. Vocabulary . Allies Diplomacy Mandate system Nationalism Colonial Autonomous Entente Central Powers Caliphate Armistice. The First World War in the Middle East (pg. 175). Often called the Great War
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Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies…
wanted to keep them in war with Treaty of Constantinople signed in March 1915, gave Russians control of the Dardanelle Straits (access to port) and gave British and French control of Central Persia and Ottoman Territory
British hoping to incite an Arab revolt contacted Sharif of Mecca (Sharif Hussein) to support British against Ottomans, in hopes of Arab independence. (Hussein-McMahon correspondence). These promises were not honored, letters are controversial, perhaps confusion over frontiers and terminology, no agreements made and Hussein agreed to a temporary British occupation, both needed each other to accomplish what they wanted