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Treaty of Sèvres

The Ottoman Empire was a powerful empire controlling vast territories in Europe, Asia and Africa. Before the First World War the Ottoman Empire’s economy was severely depressed. Per annum inflation amounted to 300%. The Empire’s financial system was dependant on external creditors and had a large foreign debt. Moreover, the country has just come out of the Second Balkan War. (more…)

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10 facts World War I

  • First or Great 

The First World War was called so only after the Second World War. Before it was called "The Great War", and in Russia – the "Second Patriotic War" or the "Great Patriotic War". Informal name of the First World War was "German war" or "Imperialist war" - in the USSR. The war was called Great rightly - four empires disappeared from the map after it: Russian,...