Potsdam Convention

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RussoGerman agreement concerning their involvement in the Middle East.

From its inception, the German-dominated BerlinBaghdad Railway project aroused the suspicion of the other European powers. On 6 through 9 August, 1911, Germany and Russia concluded an agreement at Potsdam, Germany, whereby Russia acquiesced to continued German involvement in the railway in return for a German affirmation of Russia's position in Persia (now Iran).

see also berlinbaghdad railway.


Anderson, M. S. The Eastern Question, 17741923: A Study in International Relations. London: Macmillan; and New York: St. Martin's, 1966.

Hurewitz, J. C., ed. The Middle East and North Africa in World Politics: A Documentary Record, 2d edition. 2 vols. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1975.

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