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The Great Famine and Genocide in Persia, 1917-1919
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And to answer my friend here i should say, at least this guy has a Ph.D in this field and done a lot of research before he write this book, so he definitely knows more about it than you do.
Of course, it's just your opinion, but don't make it look like an statement or a fact.
I mean just imagine that you were writing this book and you're not from the same region. what would you write? "the British had to ignore millions of people whom were under their rule to win the war. of course they didn't want to, but it just happened... you know"
This is the fact:
"maybe the British didn't kill the Persians with bullets, but killed them by taking their food, money and lives for what they believed, a greater good."
"They killed them for what they believed, a greater good." isn't that the reason why all the killings and genocides happens all over the world? isn't that the reason why Holocaust happened? there was, in Hitler's Mind, a greater good in that as well, isn't it? so why is that called genocide then?
Before looking at the book, a brief history lesson is probably in order: The history of the Middle East in the First World War is extremely complex. What can be described as the first phase, from November 1914 lasting until the end of 1915, marks a period in which Britain, Russia and Turkey violated Persia's proclaimed neutrality. In short, Britain, France and Russia made a pact for a new division of Middle Eastern properties, and the Persians, with the aid of Germany and Turkey, made a valiant attempt to drive out these foreign forces.
The second phase was from the beginning of 1916 until March 1917. During this time, the British and the Russians again invaded Persia, and successfully drove out the Turks and defeated the Persian Army. The British were driven in this by the perceived threat to India, then a major component of the British Empire. With the advent of the Sykes-Picot Agreement, the Middle East was partitioned into British, French and Russian spheres of influence. Britain extended her control over the rest of the southern and eastern regions, and eventually captured Baghdad in March 1917. At this time, the war began to extract a toll on civilians. Widespread famine began to devastate the local populations in Persia in early 1917.Read more ›