Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Ataturk was the first persident of the modern day country of Turkey. After he fought to found the country he tried to westernize through many reforms. He also fought the strong religious grip on the government, even going as far as abolishing te Caliph. His work to westernize Turkey changed the face of the Middle East.Mufasta fought in the Turkish army and became a rebel fighting against the Ottoman Empire. He led a geurilla war for a while until he took his men and forced government change. He then rode his armys patrioctic pride to defeat European invaders and protect Turkeys soverienty.


1881 - Birth1920 - Becomes Turkeys PM1922- Abolished the Caliphate 1928 - New Turkish alphabet

Ataturk went so far to westernize his country that he choose to change the lettering system of the turkish language away from arabic to latin letters in order to make it easier to educate the population.He also removed Islams grasp on his countries laws. He made all laws non-secular. And he abolished the title of Caliph(islams pope). He encouraged the population to drink alchol, coffee, use painkillers and break many islamic traditions

Lasting Impact

Turkeys westernization efforts would allow it to rebecome a great power and join NATO


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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk



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