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Young Turk social engineering : mass violence and the nation state in eastern Turkey, 1913-1950

@inproceedings{ngr2009YoungTS,
  title={Young Turk social engineering : mass violence and the nation state in eastern Turkey, 1913-1950},
  author={Uğur {\"U}mit {\"U}ng{\"o}r},
  year={2009}
}
For ages, the eastern provinces of the Ottoman Empire had been a multi-ethnic region, where Armenians, Kurds, Syriacs, Turks and Arabs lived together in the same villages and cities. The disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and rise of the nation state would violently alter this situation, as nationalist elites intervened in heterogeneous populations they identified as objects of knowledge, management and change. These massively violent processes of state formation destroyed historical regions… 

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