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Imperial German Propaganda

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Published: November 12, 2010
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An Imperial German piece of propaganda posted around the Ottoman Empire in areas with a high German national presence. Playing primarily off of the theft of the Sultan Osman I, it is encouraging the Ottoman entry in the war through joining the Central Powers.

From Behemoth, by Scott Westerfeld.

Prints of the poster can be ordered just below the text on this page: Imperial German Propaganda Poster
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genggiyen-ejen's avatar
genggiyen-ejenStudent Writer
Amazing.  Sure shows how the Ottoman Empire would've felt as a vestigial Empire against two Great Powers
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shodowponysqq90Student Traditional Artist
it reminds me of lovecraft mythos
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LaneBliztStudent Artist
Actually this picture have a deep dark sad story,
thats true believe me!?
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Elvinkin66Student Writer
Down with the Ottoman Empire.
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Council-of-MagicHobbyist General Artist
Remember 1453!
sixpackabss's avatar
it looks like berserk manga style hehehe
Zahgatu's avatar
The Ottoman Empire had areas with high German national?!  Where??
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Noctis-CorvusHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an alternate universe, where you can tell what a country's allegiance is by the technology they utilize... for the most part. The Ottomans were a special case, in between the two, but leaning more toward the mechs than the beasts (and had more german military presence there than in our Great War). Istanbul is the main location of the second book, Behemoth.

I hope this clears the air a little, and helps in some way. Have a good day.
Zahgatu's avatar
Ty for your reply! Also have a good day!  :}
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Noctis-CorvusHobbyist Traditional Artist
I just noticed that others were... less than cordial with your question. I hoped to give you something positive for a change. : )
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Alucard234564Hobbyist Artist
maybe you haven't realized but NOBODY GIVES A SHIT
Pilotbee's avatar
PilotbeeHobbyist Digital Artist
Shut up
Kviesgaard's avatar
Nice grotesque creatures in this image.
The fuel for nightmares.
Archemios's avatar
It's ironic, because joining the war is what would prompt this, anyway.  Looking at their beasts, though, I can see why there'd be paranoia.  Beautiful artwork.
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RiskikoiProfessional Digital Artist
Deumn I adore your style especially combined with the historical events! Nice gallery! <3
ZwarionwanyMikotaj's avatar
S'turcima se ratovati mora
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DrakiTheDudeHobbyist Artist
Why does the Ottoman Empire control Bulgaria? Buglaria was a German ally.
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SplashCartoonHobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh I love Behemoth I own the book. Awesome art mate!
Bjornieman's avatar
What in Hieronymus Bosch's butt-singing hell is that British beast?
ArgusZ's avatar
In the book that poster came from, the British and russians have Biological weaponry and transportation, while Germany and the ottoman empire have machines of diesel and coal.
Bjornieman's avatar
I noticed Keith's other piece for that book and kinda figured it out. "Darwinists" and "Clankers", right?
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PopulousMasterHobbyist Digital Artist
The war poster from the second Leviathan book?
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