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1. My topic is the the Young Terks. The Young Turks (various reform groups) started a revolution in 1908 against the absoulte ruler of the time, Abdulhamid II.To learn more about them check out this site http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/654123/Young-Turks2. This is part of the lyrics to Shakira's song, "Waka-Waka". Here is a link to her song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRpeEdMmmQ0 You're a good soldierChoosing your battlesPick yourself upAnd dust yourself offAnd back in the saddleYou're on the frontlineEveryone's watchingYou know it's seriousWe're getting closerThis isnt overThe pressure is onYou feel itBut you've got it allBelieve itWhen you fall get upOh oh...And if you fall get upOh oh...3. The Young Turks were people who fought for their country and if they fell they got back up and tried again. Their rebellions broke out at the same time of the Bosnian Crisis of 1908 (to learn more about this read this http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/74741/Bosnian-crisis-of-1908 ). The Bosnian Crisis was a state of severe international tension caused by Austria-Hungary .The Congress of Berlin had given Austria-Hungary the right to administer Bosnia and Herzegovina (in the year of 1878), of course this was temporary so they both still officially remained possessions of the Ottoman Empire. The Austrian administration tried and tried, at a great cost, to improve the area which was very valuable because of its economic position; and they tried to keep them very closely connected with Austria-Hungary. Then in July of 1908 the Young Turks made a revolution in Constantinople (now known as Istanbul). Once they succeed, they established a constitutional government, plus they created a reform program. “The Austrian foreign minister Graf (count) Lexa von Aehrenthal resolved to annex Bosnia and Herzegovina before the new Turkish regime could regain control over them.”(Britannica.com). The Young Turks brought great change to their country in a time where they were ruled by an absolute ruler, who held all control. They changed the government and stood up for what they believed in. The Young Turks had the spirit of Shakira’s song, “Waka-Waka”.
Alison, Mason, Dani Rotatiton 5Dani's-The post was very well thought through and well organized. In Answer 3 it was understandable and easy to learn about. We could tell that you learnered about your topic from the amount of facts you know your stuff. Also it was really cool that you could find a song that went with your topic. Good Background. Fits topic. Song adds a human aspect to soldiers. Alison's-The post seemed researched well. The picture added another indeph part to your post and it also helps us remember the facts I believe. It also helps us remember the emotion of the topic, sadness. Your writing seemed to be a very artistict style and indeph. Very good.Good facts and presented nicely. Quote is good, for the tradegy that occured. Picture needs to be visible.Mason's- Poem works very well with topic. Good topic. Interesting analogies :) .