Today in Middle Eastern/European history: the last Ottoman Sultan is deposed (1922)

If we’re going to talk about the beginning of the Ottoman Empire, then we ought to also talk about its end, right? So let’s discuss the removal of Sultan Mehmed VI Vahideddin (d. 1926), one of history’s great anti-climaxes. Although there was still technically an “Ottoman Sultan” until November 1, 1922, he’d been effectively out of a job since the Armistice of Mudrostook effect on October 30, 1918, so his formal removal from office meant very little in any practical sense.

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