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The a long time isolating our new century from the Armenian Genocide, the prototype of modern day nation-killings, have essentially replaced the political composition of the quarter. almost no Armenians stay on their old territories in what's at the present time japanese Turkey. The Armenian humans have been scattered in regards to the global.
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They had spent vast amounts of money on new weapons and had formed alliances. The Turks, on the other hand, had no stomach for war. There was a scarcity of weapons because Sultan Abdul Hamid II had not replenished arms, fearing an army revolt. The new CUP government started to build armaments, but was still woefully unprepared. Similarly, infrastructure and communication in the country was poor. The only positive for the Turks was a rising nationalistic feeling and the bravery of its soldiers. In 1912, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Montenegro all declared war on the Ottoman Empire.
34 n History Atatürk is still revered by his people, and many Turks bemoan the country’s need for a strong, charismatic leader like him. His style and good looks are captured on the pictures hung in every office, school and home. Cities and villages throughout the country have memorials to Atatürk, from imposing statues of him on horseback to small bronze busts. People still proudly recite his mantra: How happy is the one who can call himself a Turk. n A NEW ERA After Atatürk’s death, his lifelong friend, Ismail Inönü, was sworn in as the Republic’s second president.
His appearance set him apart from many other Turks. Like his mother, he was fair skinned and had deep blue eyes. Mustafa’s dislike of religious fundamentalism was instilled in him from a young age when he was sent to the local religious school. He disliked the ways of the teacher and openly challenged Mustafa Kemal, Atatürk him. This forced his father to remove Mustafa from the school and send him to a secular school. When his father died, Mustafa secretly sat the entrance exam for the Salonika Military Secondary School after being seduced by the elegant uniforms and panache of the soldiers.
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