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Fall of the Ottoman Empire

            Freedom is an essence and a basic need for all living beings. In 1914 the Ottoman Empire began to prosper and grow in the Middle East while the Europeans looked upon them with rage and frustration. Just after World War One, the Europeans took a call to action and demanded that the Arabs revolted against the Ottoman Empire (The Arab Revolt of 1916). In return the British promised to grant the Arabs their own land, however they did not execute their plan and created mandates meaning that Europe essentially owned and directed the middle east's every move. In this case, Europe was not justified in making mandates because they were disloyal, selfish, and because everyone deserves their own freedom.
             Never did the Europeans make a valid deal, they always conveyed false promises. In The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, T.E. Lawrence states, "The Arab Revolt had begun on false pretenses" (2). This goes to show that the agreement between Britain and the Arabs was never stable enough to be successfully executed. This is one of the main reasons as to why the British are not to be trusted due to their fault in promises. It was shown that in the Letter from Sharif Husayn, England was to "acknowledge the independence of Arab countries" and the Arab government would "acknowledge that England shall have all economic enterprises in the Arab countries" (5). However, this deal was not accomplished as planned. Maybe it was too much to handle or even too much work, but it can easily be concluded by the gathered information that the British were huge liars. Also, another document that proves their disloyalty is the Balfour Declaration. The Balfour Declaration (1917) is a letter broadcasting Britain's decision favoring the establishment in Palestine as a home for the Jews in a famous letter written by Arthur James Balfour to Lord Rothschild. This agreement linked the Jews and British stating that when the Jews withdrew their allegiance with Germany the British would grant them free land (7).

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