Armenian Genocide

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  • Sultan's response to an Armenian political reform

    The sultan was furious and did not approve of the Armenian political reform. He responded by killing over 100,000 Armenians.
  • "Young Turks" gain control of the government

    The Young Turks have seized full control of the government, which the Armenians of course are not happy about. The Young Turks were ambitious junior officers and nationalists in the Turkish Army who wanted to halt the countries steady decline.
  • Plans for the Turkish Empire

    The Young Turks wanted to unite all Turkish peoples in the entire region while expanding the borders of Turkey eastward across the Caucasus all the way into Central Asia.
    However, Armenia was right in it's path.
  • Extermination orders. Aremnian Genocide begins.

    The actual extermination orders were transmitted in coded telegrams to all provincial governors throughout Turkey. Armed roundups began on the evening of April 24, 1915.
  • The West learns about the genocide

    New York Times publishes stories about the genocide such as Armenians Are Sent to Perish in the Desert - Turks Accused of Plan to Exterminate Whole Population.
  • Russian Troops

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    Russian troops

    Temporary relief for some Armenians came as Russian troops attacked along the Eastern Front and made their way into central Turkey.
    However, they were recalled to Russia because of the Russian Revolution.
  • Russian troops withdraw due to the Russian Revolution

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  • Armenians follow Russians

    Armenians gathered together and withdrew with the Russians. As many as 500,000 Armenians came with them.
    3 days later, on the 5th of February, the Turks find the fleeing Armenians and kill around a 100,000 emmigrants.
  • Armenians repelled Turks back to Turkey

    The Armenians were able to acquire weapons and fought hard and repelled the Turks back to Turkey.
  • The Independent Republic of Armenia

    Days after the victory at the battle of Sardarabad, the Armenian leaders declared their country the Independent Republic of Armenia.
  • Young Turk triumvirate resign

    Shortly before the war had ended, the Young Turk triumvirate; Talaat, Enver and Djemal, abruptly resigned their government posts and fled to Germany where they had been offered asylum.