• For full details of graphics available/in preparation, see Menu -> Planners
 New borders of Middle East infographic
Graphic shows how the map of the Middle East was redrawn.


New borders of Middle East

November 11, 2018 - Centenary of the end of World War I.

Constructed from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire after the First World War, today’s map of the Middle East resulted from the Great Game -- the 19th century strategic rivalry between the British and Russian Empires in Central Asia.

After Ottoman Turkey chose to side with Germany in 1914, Britain and France struck a secret deal to share Ottoman wealth, industrial resources and territories when Turkey was defeated.

PUBLISHED:20/06/2018; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty / Associated Press