The Decline Of Stagnation And The Ottoman Empire

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I believe the decline can be summed up with one word, Stagnation. Dynasties like the Ottoman Empire have a natural lifespan so to speak and by the 1700s and early 1800s it had reached the stagnation/decline of this life cycle. Governmental and economic stagnation are arguably the two that brought the Ottoman Empire down. I will look at Governmental Stagnation, as I believe it drove or led to the other. Being a dynasty, when one sultan would die he was succeeded by his son and until his time as sultan came the son would work in government learning how to be a ruler. However a line of succession was never formally laid out and this caused civil war between sons over who the next sultan would be. Sultan Ahmed I (1603-1617) instituted a new system
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