European Claims in Muslim Regions

1. How was Western imperialism a source of stress in Muslim regions of the world?
The Muslim empires faced powerful threats from the western Imperialists. All three Muslim empires were in decline. They won treaties through diplomacy and military threats.

2. How were efforts to Westernize problematic for the Ottoman Empire?
Ottoman rulers had seen the need for reform and looks to West for ideas. The Adoption of Western ideas also increased tension.

3. How did Egypt fall under british control?
The Ottomans had let minority nationalists live in their own communities and practice their own religions.

4. How did Persia attract foreign interest in the early 1900s?
The discovery of oil had an foreign interest in the early 1900s. They persuaded the Persian government to grant them rights given to foreign powers.