The biggest short term cause for the collapse of the Ottoman Empire was its involvement in the First World War. So in this video I ask whether or not staying out of the war would have significantly prolonged the life of the Ottoman Empire. Do things turn out better for the Middle East, or just different? Watch to find out!
The Ottoman Empire’s ultimate fall was brought on by its involvement in the First World War, but why did they get involved? And what could they have done differently to avoid their demise?