Turkey’s Iron Silk Railroad is Redefining Asia, Europe
By Burak Akcapar | Published: 05th November 2017 04:00 AM |
Last Updated: 04th November 2017 10:13 PM | A+A A- |
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other leaders at BTK ceremony in Baku.
Trains have changed history and are set to shape the future, particularly in Asia. The story of the railroad began with the Liverpool-Manchester steam-powered train in September 1830, which was only 50-km long. The train transported cotton from the port of Liverpool to the mills of Manchester. Thus, the Industrial Revolution gathered pace. The transcontinental railway in 1869 revolutionised travel and transportation between the two Atlantic and the Pacific coasts of the US. The Trans-Siberian Railway consolidated government reach from Moscow to Vladivostok, while depleting government funds and paving the way for the Russian Revolution in 1917. The Berlin-Istanbul-Baghdad railroad unleashed all sorts of subversive reactions that hastened the end of the Ottoman Empire. Very many railroads have changed history, including Gandhiji’s train ride in Pietermaritzburg.
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