In contrast to the historian Fritz Fischer who saw German war aims - in particular the infamous September Programme of 1914 with its far-reaching economic and territorial demands - at the core of the German government's decision to go to war, most historians nowadays dismiss this interpretation as being far too narrow. They tend to place German war aims, or incidentally all other belligerent nations' war aims, in the context of military events and political developments during the war.
It’s bizarre to think of it this way but one of the sources of discontent among the Arabs in those Ottoman administrative districts has its roots in Ottoman land law. Very, very little of the land there was owned by Arabs. Most of the landowners were non-Muslims. I wrote a post on that subject some time ago. I may try to dredge up the link. On a related subject you might want to take a look at this comment left at my place on the sources of weak capital formation in the Middle East.
May God bless and guide you in your difficult work, Pastor Aidoo. Keep tuned with Irn Baxter to strengthen and bring holy constraint upon your wise counsel to others. Yours in Him, Lord Christ Jesus, crucified for us; Righteous Judge – marvellous Saviour!
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Medieval Christians and Muslims were fighting exclusively for deeply held religious beliefs.
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