Response to Students’ Posting
The conflicts that contributed to the war had taught them the negative effects of dividing themselves basing on their differences. This, together with the rise of their leader, Mustafa Ataturk, enabled them work collaboratively hence the Modern Turkey.
This good post analyses the selfish nature of the Great Powers. It is good that you have mentioned the issue of the Great Powers and their interest in the Arab nations. I agree with you that there a number of negative implications attached to the same. The example you give on the creation of new states that was done for the interest of Great Britain and France is very relevant. They wanted to ensure they fulfilled their interest in the Middle Eastern oil. This example is good as it brings out the heightened selfish interest of these two powers that only dwelled on what they would get in the postwar Middle East. They did not bother to consult the Arab inhabitants who ended paying for these political violations.
It is unfortunate that the Great Powers take advantage of under developed countries or unstable countries to fulfill their interest. This is evident in the case of oil, which they depend on so much for their economy. The fact that this oil is available in Middle East, they maintain their relationship with such vulnerable nations to ensure constant flow of oil hence their own economy continues to thrive.The fact that this oil is available in Middle East, they maintain their relationship with such vulnerable