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Tangled loyalties: a study of Kurdish nationalism and the partition of the Ottoman Empire

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dc.contributor.advisor Bartee, Seth
dc.contributor.author Utu, Shannon King
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-07T23:18:12Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-07T23:18:12Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10474/3278
dc.description.abstract This essay analyzes the theoretical concept of nationalism in the post WWI era through the lens of the Kurds and the partition of the Ottoman Empire. The rhetoric of President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points and how they are applied to the Middle East are analyzed, especially the idea of self-determination. The concept of nationalism is broken down to be understood as an arbitrary way to group people into sub-groups of race in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. By studying nationalism and the partition of the Ottoman Empire, it is determined that a nation-state must be founded on both global support and solidarity. If global support does not exist, a nation-state can be founded by force, as was the case for the Turks under Mustafa Kemal. Solidarity can be rooted in nationalism, but it does not have to be. It can be rooted in many things, including religion, which was the case of many Kurds who choose to unite with the Turks in their fight for self-determination. The Kurds ultimately did not unite, despite British aid, and the nation-state of Kurdistan was never created. (Author abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Southern New Hampshire University en_US
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dc.rights Author retains all ownership rights. Further reproduction in violation of copyright is prohibited en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Southern New Hampshire University -- Theses (History) en_US
dc.subject.other modern history en_US
dc.subject.other Middle Eastern history en_US
dc.subject.other European history en_US
dc.subject.other Kurds en_US
dc.subject.other nationalism en_US
dc.subject.other Paris Peace Conference en_US
dc.subject.other Treaty of Lausanne en_US
dc.subject.other Treaty of Sevres en_US
dc.subject.other World War I en_US
dc.title Tangled loyalties: a study of Kurdish nationalism and the partition of the Ottoman Empire en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Utu, S.K. (2018). Tangled loyalties: a study of Kurdish nationalism and the partition of the Ottoman Empire. Retrieved from http://academicarchive.snhu.edu en_US
dc.description.degree Master Arts en_US
dc.description.program History en_US
dc.description.school College of Online and Continuing Education en_US
dc.digSpecs PDF/A-1b en_US
dc.rightsHolder Utu, Shannon King


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