The Ottoman Empire in Recent International Politics — I: The Case of Kuwait

@article{Anscombe2006TheOE,
  title={The Ottoman Empire in Recent International Politics — I: The Case of Kuwait},
  author={Frederick F. Anscombe},
  journal={The International History Review},
  year={2006},
  volume={28},
  pages={537 - 559}
}
that more than 150 years have passed since the tsar of Russia, Nicholas I, first called the Ottoman Empire 'the Sick Man of Europe', and that we are not far from the centenary of the Sick Man's death, the role the empire plays in both regional and international politics is surprising. Governments across much of the territory once part of the empire have used accepted, nurtured images of Ottoman oppression or decadence to boost national solidarity and also, on occasion, to promote controversial… Expand
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On the need for straightforward administration in the Gulf, see memo, vice-consul