Turkey 1914 CE
The Ottoman sultans have maintained the modernizing policies of their predecessors.
What is happening in Turkey in 1914CE
The Ottomans have seen their territory much reduced by wars against Russia and Austria, seeing the loss of Serbia, Montenegro and Romania in 1878, and after the Balkan Wars of 1912-13, most of the rest of their European territories. They have also had to accept European interference in their internal affairs, with the British taking some control over government debt.
The sultans veered between constitutionalism and a traditional, even brutal, despotism, until a coup led by young, western-educated officers called the “Young Turks” (1908-9) installed a constitutional (but still authoritarian) government. Throughout the period, successive governments have maintained the modernizing policies of their predecessors. Turkey has acquired a network of railways and telegraphy, a greatly expanded education system, and a modern-style press.
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