West Asia

Main

Akkadian Empire

2300 BCE - 2200 BCE

start

2000 BCE

Babylonian Empire

1700 BCE - 1650 BCE

Hittites

1600 BCE - 1200 BCE

Neo-Assyrian Empire

911 BCE - 609 BCE

Persian Empire (Achaemenid)

550 BCE - 330 BCE

Umayyad Dynasty

661 - 750

Abbasid Dynasty

750 - 1258

Ilkhanate

1256 - 1335

Ottoman Empire

1299 - 1923

Timurid Dynasty

1370 - 1507

end

2500

Leaders

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

1881 - 1938

Modernized Turkey. Came to power through Gallipoli campaign. Tried to westernize.

Conflicts

Mongols destroy Islamic Empire

1258

Ottoman Turks

1299 - 1923

War between Turkey and Greece

1919 - 1922

Major Developments

City-States (Ur, Erech, Kish) Emerge in Sumer

3000 BCE

Hammurabi's Code

1700 BCE

Islam develops

600 CE

Decline of Mongols

1450

Young Turks overthrow Sultan Abdul Hamid

1909

Balfour Declaration

1917

Britain supports a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

mandate system

1919

Colonial rulers have the ability to administer the territory of the Ottoman Empire but are accountable to the League of Nations. During Paris Peace Conference.

Egypt independent

1922

Mustafa Kemal claims Turkey as a Republic

1923