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King-Crane map proposed a different Middle East




A map of the Middle East, as proposed by Henry King and Charles Crane after World War I.
A map of the Middle East, as proposed by Henry King and Charles Crane after World War I.
Map courtesy Nick Danforth

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What would the Middle East be like today if the region had been mapped out differently after World War I and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire?

Nick Danforth, a Ph.D candidate at Georgetown University who recently wrote "The Middle East That Might Have Been" for The Atlantic, explains.