Quadrumvirate: Anatolian Wars, 1919
Kingdom of Greece
With the end of WWI, the Kingdom of Greece finds itself on the winning side. While Constantine I was in exile, Venizelos assumed full control of kingdom and joined the members of the Tripe Entente in victory. Like others, Greece wants to benefit from a moribund Ottoman Empire. Approaching mid 1919, the Venizelos government is close to settling its deals with an acquisition of land that will expand its territory by almost twofold. Although it seems that the kingdom is on the rise of expansion, internally it is divided by the schism of Venizelists and anti-Venizelists. Aside from ongoing political friction, Greek expansion is countered by Mustafa Kemal and the Turkish National Movement. At this critical moment, Greece must first achieve domestic stability and then garner foreign support for expansion.
Committee Topics and Background Guide
Topic A: Moving Forward in the Wake of the National Schism
Topic B: The Asia Minor Campaign Against the OttomansAvailable November 30, 2018
Letter from the Chair
Welcome to the twenty-second session of the Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference (JHUMUNC)! My name is Berat Talay, and I will be your chair this year. We will be diving into the depths of the Anatolian Wars of 1919, in tandem with three other parties, which will challenge us to think about historical events in multidimensional ways.
A little bit about myself: I am a freshman at the Johns Hopkins University majoring in International Studies. I am from Istanbul, Turkey, and have the perfect opportunity to closely follow the domestic politics of the United States through my internship at the U.S. Congress.
I started my Model UN career while I was a sophomore in high school. I participated at as many conferences as I could get my hands on, and, in time, I have aggregated a very significant body of experience. I have participated in Model United Nations conferences all around the world, including in the People's Republic of China, Hungary, and the Netherlands, which has enabled me to observe the different ways Model UN is conducted all around the globe.
This committee is particularly interesting for me because it will enable us to expand upon a particularly underrepresented area of the interwar period that holds great importance to me. I hope that, together, we will enjoy navigating the unforgiving (yet, simultaneously, intriguing) political climate of postbellum southeastern Europe. I am extremely excited to see you all this February!
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Chair, Kingdom of Greece
JHUMUNC Session XXII