Ottoman Empire Dbq Analysis

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The Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires were very powerful and well respected in their time. Their rise was attributed to their strong military presence, trade and economic gain, religious tolerance and ideology that rulers should be chosen by ability not class or wealth. Their falls were due to indecent economic dealings, religious suppression, surrounding empires, mistreatment of citizens and an unfortunate series of terrible rulers. The rise of the Ottoman Empire was caused by a few factors including location, a strong military, a strong leader and religious tolerance. The Ottoman Empire came to be in the Northwest corner of the peninsula allowing them to expand westward. Eventually, they overtook the Byzantine Empire and continued to…show more content…
In document six William Eton, a British councilman and merchant talks about his experiences in the Ottoman Empire. He quotes then saying, “we should not trade with those beggarly nations…” This surely contributed to their demise. Trading is vital for all nations to survive. Another possible factor is the Ottomans lack of innovation. In the same document William says, “The man of general science, a character so frequent amd so useful in Christian Europe, is unknown…” He goes on to talk about how the Ottoman people view innovative people and describes it as, “esteemed little better than a madman.” New technology is essential for all aspects of an…show more content…
In document seven Sir John Malcolm, a British ambassador, says, “The unlimited indulgences of his passions seemed almost the certain consequence of his former debaucheries, and his entire lack of experience…” Sir John talks about the unhealthy love for wine the prince consumes and how its “the cause of all the evils of his reign”. It’s evident the administration is far from adequate. The pressure of religious orthodoxy and the suppression of religious minorities left the Safavids chaotic and

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