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NATO in the Turkish Republic by Kurarun NATO in the Turkish Republic by Kurarun
Even early on in the First World War the members of the Entente were making plans on how to carve up the Ottoman Empire. As "the sick man of Europe" the Ottomans' demise was almost certain, and France, Britain and Russia - as well as more minor powers such as Greece and Bulgaria - all had designs on their territory.

Sure enough the Ottomans fell, and as they did so the masses of Turks in Anatolia and Thrace rose up against their weak Emperor and established a new republic, a Turkish republic. The leaders of this new state tried to negotiate with the Entente in order to secure their country as much territory as possible. Unfortunately their revolution had come too late to make a huge difference, and their negotiating position was weak. Fortunately for them, Britain saw a chance at making a new ally. Whilst Greece made demands for all of European Turkey as well as much of Turkey's Aegean coastline and France made plans to annex much of Turkey's southern Mediterranean coast, Britain's representatives argued for a more conservative and Turk-friendly plan.

The resulting Turkish Republic was smaller than the Turks would have liked, but they were still strong, and, following the communist revolution in Russia and the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, vital to NATO's anti-USSR efforts, and provided a bulwark against Soviet expansion in to the Mediterranean.

Turkey joined NATO in 1948, and immediately Soviet influence in Europe was curbed as a potential communist puppet had dedicated itself to democracy and capitalism.

For the duration of the Cold War Turkey's foreign policy was to protect itself against the USSR by making it as vital for the protection of "the West" as possible. As a result numerous military installation were handed over to joint NATO forces, including three major docks and two major air bases. From these bases NATO could keep surveillance on communist military movements in Southern Europe and in Central Asia, and in return Turkey was constantly protected by a large contingent of primarily US interceptor aircraft, and there was rarely a time when a British or French aircraft carrier wasn't in port with full escort.

So, all in all, Turkey did rather well for itself.

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This map seems to confuse a lot of people, so I'd like to just state clearly that this is not a map of the real world, but of an alternate timeline where Turkey is smaller. I would also like to state that I did not make this map as an attack on Turkey or out of desire for Turkey to be smaller or weaker. I am generally indifferent towards Turkey as a nationstate - I am generally indifferent towards most nationstates - and I do *not* hate Turkey.
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CansuY Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2014
u picked a  pretty explosive map among all of the alternatives... do not get surprised by those comments... it doesnt matter if its fiction or real... this one is an unacceptable alternative for turkish people especially nowadays... 
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
So what's the history?
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
fascinating. I'm not sure why this upsets people, it could have happened. The country would still be strong, and would loosing the Kurdish areas not benefit Turkey in the long run?
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Kurarun Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't work out a particularly in-depth history for this map - what I did work out is in the image description. :)
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
very interesting work of fiction. I'm not sure why the Turkish people dont see this. This is fictction, there are maps of the United States, Canada, China, Denmark, Russia... whatever the same way. Its just a what if.
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always-artvin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
search 'Treaty of Sèvres' that map crated by (wrong!!!) Greek and Armanian reports and search Admiral Bristol Report


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Kurarun Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry, but I don't understand your post at all.
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always-artvin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
World War I when the Ottoman Empire lost the war, Britain, France, Italy and Russia, the Ottoman Empire tried to share but they Failed because Ottoman was to big to share...

And the United States were forced to deal with other states. Communities living within a particular area;
if Turks in majority, they will be stay in Ottoman Empire
If other peoples (Armenians, Greeks ...) In the majority of states will be established separate them.

According to Greek and Armenian the (Incorrect) Report, Ottoman Empire was distributed in Sevres.


Armenians and Greeks in the region where they live the majority of inaccurate reports to be submitted. Or as the Greek Genocide of the Armenian Genocide. This false information in the world of wonder, fear and hatred has created. Greek and Armenian Incorrect Reports for on-site inspection; Admiral Bristol has been appointed.
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Kurarun Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am aware of the history of the Ottoman Empire and its break-up - I am more confused as to *why* you are posting this?
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always-artvin Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
also how a *british* know Turkic history more than a Turk
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