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Sean McMeekin

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Tuesday, October 19 2010

The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany’s Bid for World Power

Kaiser Wilhelm II's oriental fixation had... the feeling of a love affair, as he courted the affections of the various peoples of the Ottoman Empire... Wilhelm wanted Germans to lead the way in 'civilizing' the Middle East, reinvigorating its moribund economy and integrating it with Europe’s.


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Sunday, September 26 2010

'The Berlin Baghdad Express' Illustrates Germany's Islamic Connections

Sean McMeekin examines the all but forgotten jihad that Germany attempted to oversee during World War I.


Monday, May 18 2009

History's Greatest Heist by Sean McMeekin

McMeekin moves away from a more adolescent fascination with the excitement of revolution and points towards a more pragmatic, exploitative side.


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