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- A Crumbling Empire
This highly charged political atmosphere gave rise to an opposition group called the Young Turks, which opposed the sultan and sought a constitutional government. The Young Turks joined forces with the revolutionary Committee of Union and Progress (CUP) in 1906. Minority populations supported the CUP because it promised additional rights to non-Muslims. Armenians saw the CUP as a welcome change from the brutal Hamidian regime.