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The Middle East and World War I (12:49)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 02:08 What was the Middle East like in 1914?
  2. 03:18 According to Dr. Genell, what was the purpose of the Ottoman Declaration of Jihad?
  3. 05:32 Who was Sharif Hussein, and how did the British convince him to join the war?
  4. 08:32 Why did Sharif Hussein not get what he wanted after the war?
  5. 10:33 What were mandates?
  6. 11:50 What identities became important after the war? Why?