Great Britain

  • Egypt becomes British protectorate. This gave them improved sea-passage to India, which helped transport Indian Soldiers and boost the economy.

  • Gilbert and Ellice islands annexed by British troops. Britain was expanding their colonies and taking part in imperialism.

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  • British troops drive Germans out of Kenya. This is an example of fighting in British colonies, and the animosity between German and British colonies.

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  • The British capture Baghdad from the Ottoman Empire. This shows that the Ottoman Empire was crumbling and losing control.

  • British troops take Palestine and Syria. The British were intent on expanding their empire, especially at the cost of the Ottomans.

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  • Britain and France gain mandates over German colonies in Africa and Ottoman lands in the Middle East. Amristar massacre in India; Arab rebellion in Egypt; IRA formed.