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The purpose of this page is to discuss the Sykes-Picot agreement and its effect on the Middle East.

"The Sykes–Picot Agreement, officially known as the Asia Minor Agreement, was a secret agreement between the governments of the United Kingdom and France, with the assent of Russia, defining their proposed spheres of influence and control in the Middle East should the Triple Entente succeed in defeating the Ottoman Empire during World War I. The negotiation of the treaty occurred between November 1915 and March 1916. The agreement was concluded on 16 May 1916."

The McMahon Agreement  (WWW.HISTORYLEARNINGSITE.CO.UK)  (2014/0816)

This secret agreement explains a great deal of the tension in the Middle East as the Arabs felt betrayed by the British.

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Sykes–Picot Agreement  (HTTPS://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG)  (2014/0816)