Someone told me that most other turkic people don't really like us, is that true? Please be honest and If yes, i would be glad if you explain why
If Anatolian peninsula wasn't connected to Asia, how would be its history different? Would it affect its Ancient History? Would it still be invaded by Romans?
Or would it have been destroyed by another force (Catholic crusaders from the west, maybe Armenians or Arabs from the east?
In OTL, when the Arabs conquered Persia, the Persian culture deeply influenced what would become Islamic art, architecture, dress, and even script. The new Arabic script would be heavily influenced and refined by Persian scholars.
So by analogy, if instead of Persia being conquered, it was the heart of the Eastern Roman Empire, would Islamic culture, architecture, and dress be heavily influenced by the Greeks and the Romans? Would such an Islam basically be “Westernized”, as in molded by Greco-Roman culture to the point it is basically an alternative form of Western culture?
In its efforts to industrialized and promote economic development, Turkey is in need of foreign investors. The Turkish government is in too deep debt to finance large infrastructure projects itself, and thus these projects must be privately financed. However, Turkey is committed to maintaining majority ownership of its own infrastructure. Thus, arrangements have been made whereby foreigners collect the profit from a company that is majority owned by the Turkish state. In Northern Anatolia, the French ownership of the Zonguldak coal mines has facilitated French investment in the North Anatolia Development Company. In South-Western Anatolia, the hope is that the proximity of the Italian islands of the Dodecanese will facilitate Italian investment.
The Turkish government will found the South-West Anatolia Development Company, which will be granted the following concessions:
a charter to build three rail lines out of the port city on Antalya: one West towards Fethiye, Mugla, and Aydin, on North towards Isparta and Afyon, and one East along the coast with an eventual terminus at Mersin.
a monopoly on all new mining activity South of Aydin and West of Konya. The first mine to be opened will likely be a Chromium mine at Fethiye. There are also extensive lignite (brown coal) deposits in the coastal mountains, although it is not economical to transport the lignite far, even by rail.
ownership of the port facilities at Antalya
title to the land necessary to build the first mine and rail links
The company will be 49% owned by the Italian state and 51% by the Turkish state. The manager of the mining operations will be appointed by the Italian government and the manager of the railroad operations by the Turkish government.
As with the North Anatolia Development Company, the Turkish share of the capital investment will be financed by a loan from Italian investors. The interest on the loan will be paid by giving the investors the Turkish share of the company's profits until the year 1942, and which point the loan will be considered paid off.
The South-West Anatolia Development Company will begin its operations by opening a chromium mine at Fethiye and building a rail line from the mine to Antalya. After that point, the profits from the mine will be used to finance the extension of the railroad inland to Afyon to link up with the existing Turkish rail network. At that point, Rhodes will be linked to the European rail network via ferry to Fethiye, and the... keep reading on reddit ➡
As title...the range for wars should be a LOT smaller. The AI isnt smart enough and just declares for titles that are way too far away.
Got called in by an ally to this war as a defender and been stuck here for 4 years because the AI keeps running away with their stack and won't peace out. And their faith is warmonger so they are perfectly fine with staying in this war forever.
And the border gore that results is stupid, some guy in central europe has titles in Anatolia, just why.
Edit : Not sure how but he managed to get a bunch of land in Persia and I think that put him in diplomatic range.