Syspico Agreement

He died young, at the age of thirty-nine, during the flu epidemic of 1919. Picot was a French lawyer and diplomat who led a long but obscure life until his death in 1950, mainly in the Backwater posts. But the two men continue to live in the secret agreement they were to enter during World War I to divide the Ottoman Empire`s immense land mass into British and French spheres of influence. The Sykes-Picot agreement launched a nine-year process — and other agreements, declarations, and treaties — that created the modern states of the Middle East from the Ottoman carcass. In the end, the new borders bore little respersity with the original Sykes-Picot map, but their map is still considered the main cause of a lot of things that have happened since…

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