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

dc.contributor.advisorBartee, Seth
dc.contributor.authorUtu, Shannon King
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-07T23:18:12Z
dc.date.available2018-10-07T23:18:12Z
dc.date.issued2018-02
dc.description.abstractThis 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.description.bibliographicCitationUtu, S.K. (2018). Tangled loyalties: a study of Kurdish nationalism and the partition of the Ottoman Empire. Retrieved from http://academicarchive.snhu.eduen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster Artsen_US
dc.description.programHistoryen_US
dc.description.schoolCollege of Online and Continuing Educationen_US
dc.digSpecsPDF/A-1ben_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10474/3278
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSouthern New Hampshire Universityen_US
dc.relation.requiresAdobe Acrobat Readeren_US
dc.rightsAuthor retains all ownership rights. Further reproduction in violation of copyright is prohibiteden_US
dc.rightsHolderUtu, Shannon King
dc.subject.lcshSouthern New Hampshire University -- Theses (History)en_US
dc.subject.othermodern historyen_US
dc.subject.otherMiddle Eastern historyen_US
dc.subject.otherEuropean historyen_US
dc.subject.otherKurdsen_US
dc.subject.othernationalismen_US
dc.subject.otherParis Peace Conferenceen_US
dc.subject.otherTreaty of Lausanneen_US
dc.subject.otherTreaty of Sevresen_US
dc.subject.otherWorld War Ien_US
dc.titleTangled loyalties: a study of Kurdish nationalism and the partition of the Ottoman Empireen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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