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The Middle Eastern theatre of World War I was a major theatre of the Great War that lasted from October 30th, 1914 all the way until October 30th, 1918. The main combatants was Ottoman-icon Ottoman Empireball (alongside Kurdish and some Arab tribes) with support from the other Central Powers, mainly German Empire-icon German Empireball, against UK-icon UKball and her colonies with support the Triple Entente, mainly France-icon French Third Republicball and Russian-Empire-icon2 Russian Empireball (supported by Armenians) and anti-Ottoman Arab tribes (and other minorities like Jews, Greeks, Assyrians and others).

The Arabs revolted against the Ottoman Empire sparking the Arab Revolt in June 1916 and was supported by the British and the other allies to weaken the Ottoman Empire internally. Armenia-icon First Republic of Armeniaball would be declared from Russiaball's clay after he collapsed into revolution in 1918, though other Armenians fought with the allies, in the Russian and French armies respectively, to free their people long before the revolution. The theatre ended in October of 1918 with the stinging for he Armistice of Mudros which ended the conflict and two months later, World War I was ended the Ottoman Empireball's clay was taken and partitioned by the victorious allies after the war.

Background

At the beginning of the 20th Century, Ottoman-icon Ottoman Empireball was called the "sick man of Europe" due to his low living standards, high rates of poverty, and general instability, especially with the Armenia-icon Armenians. Both had been engaged in armed conflict since the late 19th century, much to the ire of European nations, especially Russian-Empire2-icon Russian Empireball. During the First Balkan War, Ottomanball was beaten by the Balkan League, an alliance of Balkan nations that were once his clay, and realized the need to modernize his army, a need that German Empire-icon Germanyball was willing to meet in 1914 and convinced Ottomanball to join the war in October of 1914.

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