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It's odd Lij Iyasu gave up so easily in this timeline, when historically his father Mikael of Wollo (previously Muhammad Ali) supported him to the end and it was only after losing in the field of battle Iyasu gave up his claim to the throne.
He did try to regain the throne. However as Zewditu was more prepared ittl his attempt floundered quickly.
 
any predictions on Iran and Ethiopia?
Iran will be a battleground for influences: British, Russian and Ottoman. Ottomans now have a little edge. Could be a future war front?

In Ethiopia, will the ethiopian jews play a role in this ottoman increasing influence? More precisely, with the ottoman jews, now that exists a formal organization that represents them.
 
That imply imperial ethiopia survive to at least mid 90s. Which I wonder if Haile Selassie never came to power.
As for Iran, their current form seems more stable than OTL, and if Soviet Union still exist in this TL, their can receive lots of western assistance.
Hopefully this won't bite either Ethiopia or Iran in the ass though.
 
Iran will be a battleground for influences: British, Russian and Ottoman. Ottomans now have a little edge. Could be a future war front?

In Ethiopia, will the ethiopian jews play a role in this ottoman increasing influence? More precisely, with the ottoman jews, now that exists a formal organization that represents them.
Ethiopian Jews who certainly play a very interesting role indeed.
 
The Eithiopia situation also gives the world another example of Italian buffoonery. Perhaps the Germans and Austro-Hungarians should think twice about courting them as allies, and that they would be much more of a burden than an asset.
 
Good update Sarthaka, i look forward to future chapters. Congratulations on your marriage and hopefully it wont take too long before updates can begin again after your upcoming hiatus.
 
Interesting, tbh I very much doubt Persia will stay it's current...magna carta coarse (the right word?) as it is in a spot that will vulnerable to instability, with it's land puppet by various power and in times of chaos the typical winning hand is doubling down on concentrative ideology and it kind of happens on it's own naturally.

On the Brightside Persia arguably the best potential for blobbing in the aftermath of a world war, azeris in the Caucasus's , Armenian's who could be seeking another patron, oppressed tajik's in Afghanistan and Russia, hazara's seeking to overthrow their genocidal ovelords ect.

Then again they would compete with the Ottoman's a lot there.

Now Ethiopia has a interesting future ahead of it, while their royalty is currently being backed the Ottoman's, Ethiopia is a fractious, multi ethnic, Christian nation bordering the red sea which could be used to shell ships coming and going from the Suez, in other words historical Ethiopian patron and protector of Christian's Russia will want to counter Ottoman influences given they are enemies.

France would want it to counter Britain's control of the Suez.

Britain itself would want to make sure the Ottoman's stay weak and prevent anyone else from taking it plus they could install a Muslim minority population to rule it or add bits and pieces of it to Sudan, though yeah with Ottoman's trying to heal the bridge with Egypt they will be very interesting in Ethiopia.

I suspect Zionism in this world will have a vary sharp rise and fall if this aggressive policy and alienation of natives Jews continues, though given they can rely on imperial powers to support them against the Ottoman's I suspect it will be a very bloody for all sides.
 
The Eithiopia situation also gives the world another example of Italian buffoonery. Perhaps the Germans and Austro-Hungarians should think twice about courting them as allies, and that they would be much more of a burden than an asset.
Well, in the mind of the Germans, the Italians opening up an Alpine front against France would be massively useful, which is why there are clinging on to them.
The Germans should drop the Italians in favor of the Ottomans if they can, but diplomacy is never easy.
Indeed, diplomacy is always compromising......
 
So the Ottoman are supporting any possible enemies of France and Italy with unofficial military and economic support?
In the case of France, it's private citizens doing their own thing and the Ottomans not stopping them. In the case of Italy, the Ottomans are supporting anti-italian elements directly.
 
Interesting, tbh I very much doubt Persia will stay it's current...magna carta coarse (the right word?) as it is in a spot that will vulnerable to instability, with it's land puppet by various power and in times of chaos the typical winning hand is doubling down on concentrative ideology and it kind of happens on it's own naturally.

On the Brightside Persia arguably the best potential for blobbing in the aftermath of a world war, azeris in the Caucasus's , Armenian's who could be seeking another patron, oppressed tajik's in Afghanistan and Russia, hazara's seeking to overthrow their genocidal ovelords ect.

Then again they would compete with the Ottoman's a lot there.
Persia will of course have to compete with Russian, Ottoman and British interests but you are correct that it is in a prime position to blob out. Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan in particular are prime targets. Seeing as the OE has become the 'Armenian patron' so to speak, any Armenian separatist is largely looking to join the Armenian Vilayet within the Ottoman Empire right now.
Now Ethiopia has a interesting future ahead of it, while their royalty is currently being backed the Ottoman's, Ethiopia is a fractious, multi ethnic, Christian nation bordering the red sea which could be used to shell ships coming and going from the Suez, in other words historical Ethiopian patron and protector of Christian's Russia will want to counter Ottoman influences given they are enemies.
Indeed. Ethiopia is situated at a very interesting spot.
France would want it to counter Britain's control of the Suez.

Britain itself would want to make sure the Ottoman's stay weak and prevent anyone else from taking it plus they could install a Muslim minority population to rule it or add bits and pieces of it to Sudan, though yeah with Ottoman's trying to heal the bridge with Egypt they will be very interesting in Ethiopia.
Egypt is lost forever and the Porte knows this, so yeah, the Porte is more interested in healing the bridges between the two states
I suspect Zionism in this world will have a vary sharp rise and fall if this aggressive policy and alienation of natives Jews continues, though given they can rely on imperial powers to support them against the Ottoman's I suspect it will be a very bloody for all sides.
Indeed, the Sinai crisis in particular will be very bloody.......
 
Would the Romanians be a possible ottoman allie they have issue with Bulgaria, and no issue with the ottomans anymore.
maybe but the also did not allied with the Ottomans during the first Balkan War in OTL.
Didnt
Didn't Bulgaria promise to give the land back so they stayed out? Then bulgaria didn't Second balkans war happened and romania moved in.
The Romanians did try to ally with the Ottomans during 1908-11. So yes, it is possible, though how likely, i am not sure.
 
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