If the Ottoman Empire survives, do various North African anti-colonial movements aim to rejoin the Ottoman Empire?

Futurist

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They were conquered but after that the ottomans appointed rulers and largely left them to their own devices. The levant was more directly ruled due to the strategic importance against Persia.
Interesting and makes sense. It's interesting that after WWI the Turks didn't feel very disappointed in losing the Levant, though.
 

Futurist

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It was largely worthless and full of hostile people, as well as difficult to defend.
That makes sense. I guess that this might also help explain why the Byzantines likewise weren't too upset by the loss of the Levant (and North Africa as well) in the 7th century.

Also, I'm presuming that most of the Middle East's oil was only discovered after 1918, correct?
 
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That makes sense. I guess that this might also help explain why the Byzantines likewise weren't too upset by the loss of the Levant (and North Africa as well) in the 7th century.

Also, I'm presuming that most of the Middle East's oil was only discovered after 1918, correct?
Yes, beginning of the 20th century it was discovered
 
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Kotromanic

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Yes, but what specifically is your point here, K?

So, the Ottomans could begin exploiting the Kirkuk oil reserves early on.
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Can you elaborate on a possible "linkage" between the clearly factual existence of the petroleum reserves within post-war Iraq and the desire of populations of "far-flung" Libya or even Tunisia to re-establish their close connection to the sultanate? Since the Ottomans weren't believers in socialism in the same way that the State of Alaska shares a high tax on oil revenues with all its citizens, then what is the linkage of the potential economic development (with benefits principally enjoyed by the political class) and sentiment of typical, everyday people in Benghazi?

To answer your direct question, I was making a minor correction concerning when the reserves were known to the world.
 
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Futurist

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Can you elaborate on a possible "linkage" between the clearly factual existence of the petroleum reserves within post-war Iraq and the desire of populations of "far-flung" Libya or even Tunisia to re-establish their close connection to the sultanate? Since the Ottomans weren't believers in socialism in the same way that the State of Alaska shares a high tax on oil revenues with all its citizens, then what is the linkage of the potential economic development (with benefits principally enjoyed by the political class) and sentiment of typical, everyday people in Benghazi?

To answer your direct question, I was making a minor correction concerning when the reserves were known to the world.
That's actually a good point. I was thinking of having the Ottoman Empire use its oil money to develop its empire, but maybe you're right that the Ottoman political class is going to hoard most of this oil money for themselves. :(
 
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