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Post WW 1 Control

Prelude The Picot Agreement1 of 1916, after the Ottoman's defeat in WW1, split much of the Easter Mediterranean between Brittan, France Russia and this eventually led to the state of Israel. Please Share      1/28/24

Eventually the Palestine Liberation Organization and the
Six Day War created some of today's issues. 
Add the War on Terror to the unintended
consequences of WW 1 peace treaties.



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20th Iranian Century

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Post WW 1 Control

1Britain was allocated control of
 of areas roughly comprising the coastal strip
between the sea and River Jordan, Jordan, southern Iraq,
 and a small area including the ports of Haifa and Acre,
to allow access to the Mediterranean.[6]

France was allocated control of
south-eastern Turkey, northern Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.[6]


 Russia was to get
 Istanbul, the Turkish Straits and the Ottoman Armenian vilayets.[6]

The controlling powers were left free
to decide on state boundaries within these areas


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