Russia had a more powerful army. It didn't think the West would intervene. The invasion was poorly planned. We're not talking about Russia's current war, but about Russia's Crimean War in the 1850s.
U.S. lawmakers expect President Biden to recognize the World War I-era mass killing and deportation of Armenians as genocide — even if it makes Turkey angry.
German legislators overwhelmingly agreed the World War I-era killing of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks constituted genocide. In response, Turkey withdrew its ambassador to Germany.
The Cedid was one of the first printed atlases from the Muslim world. There were 14 known copies in existence — until a Norwegian reference librarian with a fondness for /r/MapPorn noticed something.
Some 1.5 million Armenians were killed or deported in the violence unleashed by Ottoman Turks starting in 1915. Turkey and Armenia still disagree on how to define these terrible events.