The Impact of Baghdad-Berlin Railway on Britain's Nautical and Commercial Interests in Iraq's Rivers

  • Jamal Hashim Ahmad Dhuwaib Dean. College of Education for Humanities, University oF Anbar-Iraq Ammal Omer Khamee M.A in Modern History

Abstract

With the beginning of 20th century, Germany emerged as a strong state after the unification of Germany in 1871. It found itself behind the major powers in the field of colonialism. After the accession of Emperor William II the rule, he looked forward to gaining colonies and to get the ranks of major countries such as Britain and France. Germany has found in railway projects the means to achieve its ambitions. It has turned its attention to Iraq and the Arabian Gulf because of the enormous wealth that was there in Iraq. It also wanted to use it as a market for its products. Since Iraq and the Arabian Gulf were under the authority of Britain that had many interests in, as the road to India, it stood against the German penetration. As these areas were monopolized by Britain alone, it opposed the extension of the rail into Iraq and the Arabian Gulf.
Published
Oct 6, 2017
How to Cite
DHUWAIB, Jamal Hashim Ahmad. The Impact of Baghdad-Berlin Railway on Britain's Nautical and Commercial Interests in Iraq's Rivers. European Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 6, p. 242-251, oct. 2017. ISSN 2414-8385. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejms/article/view/2646>. Date accessed: 18 sep. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejms.v6i1.p242-251.