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==From today's featured article==
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[[File:HMS Cornwallis broadside Suvla December 1915.jpg|thumb|right|HMS Cornwallis at Suvla Bay]]
[[File:Syria Map.png|thumb|right|Map of Syria.]]
The '''[[Gallipoli Campaign]]''' was a series of battles during [[World War I]] that revolved around control of the [[Dardanelles]] strait leading from the [[Mediterranean Sea]] to the [[Sea of Marmara]].  [[France]] and [[Great Britain]], looking to find some way to win the war without incurring massive casualties on the Western Front, gambled that a naval attack on [[Constantinople]] could topple the [[Ottoman Empire]] and knock it out of the war, opening the [[Turkish straits]] and a year-round supply route to [[warm water port]]s in southern Russia, as well as ending the threat of Ottoman incursions in [[Iraq]], the [[Caucasus]], and the [[Suez Canal]] area.
[[Syria]] is a country in the Middle East, formerly part of the [[Ottoman Empire]] and the French Mandate.


Conceived by [[Winston Churchill]], the Gallipoli campaign was an attempt to play to British advantages in technology and manufacturingThe Entente powers enjoyed vast naval superiority but they were unable to turn it into a war winner.  Furthermore, some of the available ships were outdated and unsuitable for use against the [[Germany|Germans]], but could still fight and were considered expendableSteaming through the Dardanelles would be costly in terms of materiel, but sacrificing these obsolete ships was preferable and more humane than sending men to the Western Front. If successful, the campaign would have put Allied battleships within range of Constantinople.  It would have cut the Ottomans off from their Asian territories and likely have forced them to seek peace terms.
It lies to the southeast of [[Turkey (country)|Turkey]] and east of [[Lebanon]] and [[Israel]]It is north of [[Jordan]] and northwest of [[Iraq]].  The capital is Damascus.  It was the first country in the region to let women vote.
 
It is currently undergoing a civil war in which forces loyal to dictator Bashar Assad have kept control of the capital but lost control of large parts of the countryside and some major cities.


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Map of Syria.

Syria is a country in the Middle East, formerly part of the Ottoman Empire and the French Mandate.

It lies to the southeast of Turkey and east of Lebanon and Israel. It is north of Jordan and northwest of Iraq. The capital is Damascus. It was the first country in the region to let women vote.

It is currently undergoing a civil war in which forces loyal to dictator Bashar Assad have kept control of the capital but lost control of large parts of the countryside and some major cities.

Did you know ...

  • ... that Unshackled! is a radio drama series produced by Pacific Garden Mission, in Chicago, Illinois, that first aired in 1950?
  • ... that London is the capital of the United Kingdom?
  • ... that a calculator watch is a digital watch fitted with buttons, so that it can function easily as a miniature calculator?

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