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The Ottoman Empire was an imperial state founded in the 14th century as a result of the collapse of several Turkish tribes, resulting from a civil war between the Ottoman Turks and their neighbors. The empire grew, encompassing much of what exists today – today’s Europe – and eventually became the largest and longest empire in history, with a population of more than 1.5 billion people.
At its peak, the Ottoman Empire comprised more than 1.5 billion people or about a third of the world’s population. Today’s lessons will make the Ottomans the star of the show, just as they did for Europe’s once-ruling powerhouse.
First of all, the Ottoman Empire was closely linked to the Seljuk Empire, and although they were strong, they were constantly at war with both the Byzantine Empire and the Mongols. As this ongoing conflict took its toll on both empires, Seljuk Turks began to lose their place at the top in the late 14th and early 15th centuries. As the empire crumbled, the Ottoman Turks began to take control of other states that belonged to the former empire. By the end of the 14th century, they controlled all other Turkish dynasties, and part of their country became what is now Turkey. Its decline began in the 18th century, but not before it embarked on its most successful period of expansion in its history.
Towards the end of the 13th century, several important victories gained more land for the Ottomans, and Europe began to prepare for Ottoman expansion. The Ottoman Empire then entered the so-called period of great expansion, a period in which a large number of new states joined the Empire, such as Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Iran, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania. An early phase of Ottoman expansion occurred after the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1326, which fell to the Ottoman Turks and their allies in the Middle East and North Africa.
It is believed that the Ottoman Empire was able to grow so quickly because other countries were weak and disorganized, while the Ottomans had had advanced military organization and tactics for some time. The Ottoman Empire controlled an area stretching from the Danube to the Nile in areas ranging from architecture to astronomy. At the end of the 13th century, the Empire controlled much of what is now Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Iran, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania. Not only did it control a vast area of land in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean, it was also responsible for much of Europe, as well as parts of Asia and Africa. After more than 600 years of existence and modernization, the Ottoman Empire succumbed to what most historians describe as a long and slow decline. Despite the industrial revolution that swept through Europe in the 1700s and 1800s, the Ottoman economies remained dependent on agriculture.
The Ottoman Empire lasted until 1922 when it collapsed after World War I, concentrating on Istanbul, where the Sultan resided. But the Ottomans were not just a bunch of Muslim warriors whom Europe had fought for centuries. Rather, they were part of a much larger, much more complex, and complex political system that is still being felt today. The area covered the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America, as well as parts of Asia and Africa.
The founder of the Ottoman Empire was Osman I, who was stylized into a sultan (an Arabic word meaning “ruler”). In the middle to the thirteenth century, modern Asia Minor was inhabited by horses – riders from the Middle East and Central Asia. By the end of the fifteenth century, the Ottomans had advanced westward, occupying territories in Hungary and Bosnia, often invading Habsburg territory. In Austrian historiography, this century is sometimes referred to as the “Turkish period.” The Turkish plunder hit Carinthia and Styria for almost a year, and in the 18th century, Ottoman troops besieged Vienna twice. In the 17th and 18th centuries, both the Habsburgs and the Ottomans fought a series of wars, with Vienna twice besieged by Ottoman troops. During the 18-year long war from 1815 to 1817, the Ottomans were the dominant power in Austria, Austria – Hungary, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, and the Balkans. It was a war whose name sounds half-hearted, but it was one of the most important wars in the history of Austria – Hungary and the Habsburg Empire.
The Ottoman Empire was long-lasting, but it was crushed by its allies, and although it survived a few years under another dynasty, it did not make it to the end of the war. The last one disappeared in 1922, when the last sultan, Mehmed VI, was forced into exile. Ottoman culture, a way of life that lasted from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
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