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      'Just two days after its navy suffered a demoralizing defeat against Turkish forces at the Dardanelles, the British government signed a secret agreement with Russia regarding the hypothetical post-World War I division of the former Ottoman Empire...The agreement, signed on March 20 1915...illustrated the degree to which traditional relationships between nations had been changed by World War I...[and] represented a complete turnaround from British policy toward Russian control of Constantinople.'

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