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Quataert - Chapter09

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Buy and Download Description From the perspective of the Ottoman state, wartime was the fundamental reason for the exploitation of the Zonguldak coalfield. Its goals in the pursuit of the black stones that burned were quite different from the mine operators'. For the operators, the mines were intended to be sources of financial gain, of profit. Many had a variety of other interests, often as merchants; others, such as the Giurgiu Company, maintained a fleet of commercial vessels; still others, notably the Eregli Company, focused solely on the coal business. The Istanbul regime, for its part, wanted to lessen its dependence on foreign sources to supply its fleet and factories. Since its earliest days, coal mining had been connected to the strategic needs of the Ottoman navy and state industrial establishments. In the minds of state planners, Zonguldak was to provide uninterrupted coal shipments independent of foreign suppliers. From the perspective of the Ottoman state, wartime was the fundamental reason for the exploitation of the Zonguldak coalfield. Its goals in the pursuit of the black stones that burned were quite different from the mine operators'. For the operator
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