India Muslims and Oil

1918 Oil
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1918 Oil

“As a result of the war (e.g. World War I) that smashed several great empires, the British Empire actually grew to its largest extent, acquiring remnants of the old Ottoman Empire, including Mesopotamia, Palestine, and Transjordan, as well as former German colonies in Africa and the Pacific” One other feature of Britain’s post-1918 position in […]

December 8-9 1917 British Rule of Palestine Begins
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December 8-9 1917 British Rule of Palestine Begins

British rule in Palestine formally began on the night of December 8, Turkish troops and officials, including the Governor, Izzet Bey, evacuated the city. At dawn on December 9, the Mayor of Jerusalem, Hussein Effendi al-Husseini, set out on foot to surrender the city, accompanied by a crowd of spectators and two gendarmes carrying white […]

November 2, 1917 One Complete Palestine from the Mediterranean to Iraq
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November 2, 1917 One Complete Palestine from the Mediterranean to Iraq

Mr. Leopold S. Amery, one of the Secretaries to the British War Cabinet in 1917 and 1918, and thereafter Under Secretary and Secre­tary of State for the Colonies, gave the following testimony upon this subject to the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry in January, 1946. “Q. (by Mr. Buxton) the Trans-Jordan was definitely in the minds […]

November 2, 1917  Prime Minister David Lloyd George
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November 2, 1917 Prime Minister David Lloyd George

David Lloyd George, Prime Minister of Great Britain at the time of the Balfour Declaration: ‘Jerusalem was a Christmas present for the British nation.’

1917 The Last Crusade
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1917 The Last Crusade

In late 1915 Indian Army units were sent up to Tigris valley from Basra, where they were protecting Britain’s oil interests on the Persian Gulf, on the assumption that they could soon capture Baghdad and redeem the shame of Gallipoli. Instead tough Turkish resistance and the collapse of supply lines forced 13,000 troops to surrender […]

January 30, 1916 McMahon-Hussein Correspondence
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January 30, 1916 McMahon-Hussein Correspondence

The McMahon- Hussein Correspondence, was an exchange of letters (14 July 1915 to 30 January 1916) between the Sharif of Mecca, Husayn Bin Ali, and Sir Henry McMahon, British High Commissioner in Egypt, concerning the political status of lands included in the Ottoman Empire. The letters declared that the Arabs would revolt and in return, […]

1911 Winston Churchill First Lord of the Admiralty
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1911 Winston Churchill First Lord of the Admiralty

Winston Churchill became The First Lord of the Admiralty and accelerates the transition of the Royal Navy from coal to oil, but most of the oil was imported. Source: Wiki

1910 Railroads Built as Land Routes to Persian Gulf & India
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1910 Railroads Built as Land Routes to Persian Gulf & India

German, Russian, and British railroads are built in Persia and Iraq as land routes to the Persian Gulf and access to India. British, German, and  Russian Railway Projects Source: McLean, David, Britain and Her Buffer State. London Royal Historical Society: 1979, p. 120

1908 Oil Discovered in Persia
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1908 Oil Discovered in Persia

The British controlled Anglo-Persian Oil Company discovers oil at Masjid-i-Sulaiman in the mountains of north-western Persia. Source: Wiki

November 6, 1902 The Great Game / Russia and India
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November 6, 1902 The Great Game / Russia and India

“In Afghanistan the situation is almost as bad as it can be… Professing to Russia to direct the foreign policy of the Afghans, we are unable to direct or control it… The Amir…is a factor in the balance of power, who can play us off against Russia and Russia against us, and the whole position […]