During the First World War Britain's political presence throughout the Middle East increased. Egypt became a protectorate in 1914 and Cyprus was annexed. By the end of the war Britain controlled Palestine, Transjordan and Mesopotamia.
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- Brown, J.M. and Louis, W.R. ed., The Oxford History of the British Empire, Vol. IV The Twentieth Century (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press)