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HIST 192 The Making of Modern Turkey II Select Term:
The''revolution vs empire''dilemna faced by the Young Turks in 1908 ,continuing into:the intellectual ferment of the first two decades of the century ;the impact of the Balkan Wars and of Gallipoli on Turkish nationalism ;the beginnings of an Anatolia -oriented populism;the fatique and despair of 1918-19 ,and the call to mobilize for one last struggle ;the forging of a new leadership and of a program of resistance ; and the role of local and national elements in the grand alliance for independence.From 1923 onwards,attention shifts to :economic reconstruction ;the ''smashing the idols'' refoms of the 1920s and early 30s;education,history, archeology,folklore,and the construction of a new national identity;the Great Depression and the shift to a more statist economic policy;the difficulties of the war years ; and the 1946-50 transition to parliamentary pluralism.In conclusion ,the course raises some broad analytical questions :the Kemalist revolution in comparative perspective;the emergence and development of a ''catching up''agenda in a non -colonial context;the pragmatism and empiricism of Kemalism contrasted with other (later)examples of national developmentalism; prospects for Turkish democracy on the threshold of the 21st century.
SU Credits : 2.000
ECTS Credit : 0.000
Prerequisite : Undergraduate level HIST 191 Minimum Grade of D
Corequisite : HIST 192