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Alternate Ottoman Partition by rubberduck3y6 Alternate Ottoman Partition by rubberduck3y6
A map showing part of the Middle East roughly 20 years after an alternate (and harsher) parition of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I. Rather than just Britain and France grabbing territories, Italy, Greece and Russia also get chunks of the former Empire either through direct annexation (Italy) or Council of Nations (League of Nations equivalent) mandates (Russia, France, Britain) or both (Greece). In addition, the Turkish Straits and Suez Canal are internationalised, with Smyrna (Izmir) becoming a Free City due to disagreements between Greece and Italy. By the time this map is set, Russia is recovering from its civil war and looking to reassert its influence over its former possessions - Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia (western Amernia was a Russian CoN mandate, while the rest had been annexed to Russia during the 19th century).
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:iconchillfella18:
ChillFella18 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018
Pontian Greeks always fight for Greece
Trebizond is Greek !
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PointlessIsHere Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Trabzon is Turkish.
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SarpS Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Trabzon
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123456789JD Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
I bet the Turks must be upset at the situation they have. Reduced to the Anatolian Plateau and a coasts on the Black and Mediterranean.  :(  
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totocapt Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
Interesting map... But is that, like some asked, a map of an uchronic world, in the case of the death of Ataturk during the 1WW?
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rubberduck3y6 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. It's quite a few years ago that I made this map now, but I agree that Atatürk being killed during WW1 and Turks subsequently losing the Turkish War of Independence is a likely scenario that could lead to the situation in the map.
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SarpS Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet my Ata has died in Gallipoli according to this scenerio.
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totocapt Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
You're welcome! Thx for your answer! :) 
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:iconbadgingbadger:
BadgingBadger Featured By Owner Edited Nov 2, 2016
I suppose this is a scenario where Ataturk dies in WWI, causing the turks to lose the War of Turkish Independence.
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KurwaAntics Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
But first you have to find out whether Atatuük is involved in WWI, if not, it will be this.
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Athicer Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
What is the language of the Taurus Republic? Greek? Kurdish? Armenian? Or is it just a second Turkey?

And what would be the official language of the Aegean Region of Italy? Italian? Or Greek?
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rubberduck3y6 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The languages of the Taurus Republic are Turkish, Kurdish and French with Armenian and Turkmen as minority languages. Basically the French mandate was split between the Arab (Syria) and non-Arab (Taurus Republic) areas.

Italy's Aegean Region is an integral part of Italy and as such Italian is the official language. Greek and Turkish are also spoken. The region is an expansion of the pre-WW1 Italian Dodecanese.
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19111995 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016
I hope you are aware that this map is not entirely "alternate." It is actually quite similar to the Treaty of Sevres, in which large portions of Turkey proper were annexed by Armenia, Greece, and independent Kurdistan, while Britain, Italy, and France carved out large chunks of spheres of influences. Alright, your map is more severe in that the Italian zone is annexed instead of being a zone of influence, and that Kurdistan and Cilicia are actual protectorates instead of zones of influence, but it is still awfully similar.

However, in our world, Ataturk successfully rallied the shattered Ottoman Army into driving out the invading Greeks, who were rivals with the Italians. This failure caused France to drop support of a renewed campaign, and Britain couldn't do anything alone, so they signed the Treaty of Lausanne instead which granted Turkey its current borders except for the Hatay region.
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BadgingBadger Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
What's the difference between a colony, a protectorate, and a CoN mandate?
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
It was never entirely consistent historically and had different meanings and applications and different times.
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filip2000ko Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
Well, colony is a dependent territory with basicly no independent economy. A protectorate is a colony with some rights. And a mandate is basicly an artificial country.
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
A protectorate was sometimes an independent country with it's own economy albiet small and often unindustrialized that depended on another power for protection as well.

Eg Oman, Butan, Napal and others at one time or another.
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bolter21 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will the levant offer free immigration to Jews just like in our timeline? I guess that if so, it would be again splited to Palestine proper, Transjordan and now also Sinai Peninsula.
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revinchristianhatol Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Romania would have grabbed the northern portion of Anatolia bordering the Straits Zone and Pontus, blocking Turkey's access to the Black Sea. The same goes down south when the British Cypriots tried to reach the mainland and succeeded, blocking Turkey's access to the Mediterranean Sea.
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revinchristianhatol Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2015  Student General Artist
That portion in the north will be called "Pontic Romania (România Pontică)".
That portion in the south will be called "West Taurus".

PROOF: revinchristianhatol.deviantart…
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Maine86 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
I like these Armenian borders :)
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neobogard Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019
it should of been more. i don't know why kurdistan is even on there. the so called kurdistan was promised to the kurds by the turks if they got rid of the armenians, in which after the genocide the turks didn't give them and is the reason why the kurds are still fighting for it today. there never was a kurdistan. kurds are native to iraq and north west iran. those lands in turkey belongs to the armenians.
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trafalgaro Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
heyy i ll divide your country too !! ok?
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rubberduck3y6 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go ahead, it's not like there aren't already quite a few people and politicians who already do want to divide my country up!
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GeniuszSlonca Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Much better the otl. But the color of 'Italian colony'? I don't see it.
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wendy-krieger Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
Italy had Rhodes at that time.  So it would also have the agean region too.

It would have caused less wars than the current divvy.
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rubberduck3y6 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's Libya, hiding behind the legend.
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Warsie Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! Wilsonian Armenia!
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stevecali90 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All I can say here is, I kinda feel sorry for Lebanon. =(

Also, isn't Russia Communist now? Or does this involve a POD before (OTL's) World War I?
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rubberduck3y6 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The POD is during WW1 and Russia doesn't go communist.

Lebanon was part of Syria (under French administration) until 1946 OTL.
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
what ethnic group would be in Taurus? And are there still large populations of Turks in those territories?
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MyHomeLandTURKEY Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
What the F*ck is that ??   Turkey is the same , from 1923 to now.    This map is wrong %85.   Please research the history , please research whatever do you heard. Otherwise , you know everything WRONG and You can't interpret history and people  CORRECTLY.   Thanks for reading.
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theirishisraeli Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
This is ALTERNATE History.
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:iconnomadicsky:
NomadicSky Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Chill is just fiction. the same thing is done to the United States in some alternate history maps.
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mstephan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
This map is completly right but it was valid only for a few years with the Treaty of Sevres. Indeed, the Greece was later expanded even further through the war in Asia Minor where he would win if Turkey hadn't been helped by the Soviet Union, France and Italy.
Hellenic victories in Asia Minor
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Gajeelfangirl101 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Syria: Hey theres me! *She smirks* I did exist back then, Turkey!
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yuman11 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist
good work
and do u like history
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rubberduck3y6 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! And yeah! :)
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yuman11 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist
 realy i like it 2
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:iconmyhomelandturkey:
MyHomeLandTURKEY Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
hey man ; this map isn't TRUE .  Please research that.  you shouldn't  believe everybody for the first heard.   Research everything for learn the Truth. 
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:icontheirishisraeli:
theirishisraeli Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Are you a troll?
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yuman11 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist
whut
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CyberEagleWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Fascinating map but I find it unlikely that the Italians would be able to hold on to the Aegea. They were the first ones to bolt from the area and provided arms to the Turkish nationalists who would have spelled the end of the Ottoman Empire and replaced it with the modern Turkish republic. And what of the Assyrians? They WERE promised an independent state in the northeastern corner of Iraq surrounding Nineveh but they were betrayed and forced to join the Iraqi state. And why would there be a Taurus Republic? What people would be composed out of there?
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rubberduck3y6 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't remember my exact reasoning/thought process from when I made the map. But I can remember that the Taurus Republic and Syria were both given to France as Council of Nations' mandate territories with the Taurus Republic comprising the non-Arab French-governed territories so it's population is majority Turk.
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Matsky Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Actually, the people of that republic are Armenian.
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rubberduck3y6 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking again, I think the Taurus Republic would be ethnically mixed with the population made up of Turks, Kurds, Turkmens, Armenians (remember this is after WW1), Arabs and Circassians.
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Matsky Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
And the Taurus Republic would have had a positive influence in the Middle East.
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Mangagirl666 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking at this map as a Turk :( i only can say Thank god for Ataturk :D
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Ataturk was quite the man.
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Mangagirl666 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He was :)
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