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Exactly 500 Years Ago, This Battle Changed the Middle East Forever

Forget Sykes-Picot: the Battle of Marj Dabiq is what drew the modern map.

Five centuries ago, the contours of the modern Middle East were shaped through a series of Ottoman battles.

The outcomes of these battles—which shaped the region’s politics, demographics and religious movements—were much more important in the long run than modern phenomena such as the…

Source: Exactly 500 Years Ago, This Battle Changed the Middle East Forever | The National Interest

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