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By Murat Özyüksel

Railway enlargement was once symbolic of modernization within the past due nineteenth century, and Britain, Germany and France outfitted railways at huge, immense pace and reaped nice advertisement merits. within the heart East, railways have been no less significant and the Ottoman Empire’s Hejaz Railway used to be the 1st nice commercial venture of the 20 th century. A direction working from Damascus to Mecca, it used to be longer than the road from Berlin to Baghdad and used to be designed to operate because the artery of the Arab global - linking Constantinople to Arabia. equipped through German engineers, and instituted by means of Sultan Abdul Hamid II, the railway was once financially crippling for the Ottoman country and the its eventual stoppage 250 miles wanting Mecca (the railway led to Medina) was once symbolic of the Ottoman Empire’s crumbling monetary and diplomatic fortunes. this can be the 1st publication in English at the topic, and is key interpreting for these drawn to business historical past, Ottoman stories and the geopolitics of the center East earlier than international warfare I.

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