You may at this time think or even say out loud "Why, why for the love of God?". Well, that does not matter. Suffice it to say that my eye-admittedly slightly glazed over in boredom-was drawn to a passing mention of The Treaty of Ouchy.
As a pleasing cross linguistic phrase with a new meaning this one delights me, displacing that long time fave The Diet of Worms.
Maybe just knowing that there was a Treaty of Ouchy is sufficient, but if you want to know a bit more you could go here Ouchy!
The short form version is that it was the treaty that ended the now almost entirely forgotten Italo-Turkish war of 1911/1912. Fought mostly in Libya-some things seem constants-it was pretty much a shameless land grab by Italy, the Ottoman Empire being so rotten from within that all the Great Powers were eager to grab bits of real estate. It was in some ways a dress reversal for World War One, and answers the interesting question of what happens when two more or less incompetent militaries mix it up. Answer: inconclusive results that cost more than either side expected.
The Treaty has a bunch of clauses relating to some Greek islands that Italy also wanted, but the parts I found interesting were:
Article 7, an Italian engagement to suppress Italian post offices in the Ottoman Empire whenever other powers do so. ('cause ya know, those Italian post offices just can't be up to any good. And Allah be praised we will deal with their treachery just as soon as everyone else does.)
Article 9, a Turkish engagement to restore dismissed subjects of Italy to their administrative positions in the Empire without loss of retirement pension rights (you have to live in Wisconsin to appreciate this one, we have had protests that paralyzed state government over reducing public employee pensions, so it is interesting to see that one minor war has been fought at least in part over the issue!)