The Ottoman empire was formed in the area known as modern day Turkey by Turkic warrior groups in the early 1300s, and it lasted until after World War I in the 1920s. The Ottoman Empire’s continued success through the Early Modern Era and after is attributed to the empire’s strong military, vast amount of territory, mastery of advanced technology, and incorporation of diverse cultures. INTRODUCE TOPIC. Mehmed II’s introduction of military and technology advancements allowed the Ottoman empire to use conquest to spread its authority and control, ultimately establishing the empire’s success and power in the Early Modern Era. SUMMARIZE EVIDENCE.
All empires in history had a high in their history but they all eventually came to their demise. The Ottoman Empire and the Ming Dynasty both had ways they gained, consolidated and maintained their power while they were at their highest point. They had significant leaders that lead to these successful points.
The gunpowder weapons helped the Ottoman empire expand. They were able to take over other empires such as the Byzantine. The gunpowder weapons weren’t strong enough because other empires could make more powerful weapons and could take over other empires. Gunpowder weapons weren’t contributed to the fall of the Ottoman empire they fell because they were on the losing side of World War
Sir Thomas Roe, an English diplomat and ambassador to Constantinople once said "The Ottoman Empire has the body of a sick old man, who tried to appear healthy, although his end was near." Definitely, the Ottoman Empire wouldn't stay strong and young forever. Due its fast and rapid success in expanding, having a strong court system, and having an efficient system of taxation, other great powers in Europe felt threatened. After all, if the empire was expanding and gaining much power quickly, it would be unexceptional for it to invade one of these great powers. Europe sensed the Ottoman jeopardy, so countries such as Britain, France, and Italy allied and plans were made to ensure the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
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.
Throughout history, many impactful and memorable empires have arisen. Each empire has its own defining traits that lead to its success or demise. Some empires are very similar, while some posses many different traits. And although some can possess the same quality, their implication and utilization of that quality can create many gaps in the empire’s overall similarity to the other. Two powerful and historically important empires are the Ottoman empire, and the Mughal empire. The two empires share many traits, but they also differ in many ways. However, although similar, the Ottoman empire and Mughal empire are fundamentally different because of their view on religious tolerance, utilization of military successes, and women’s rights.
Lake Brantley High School The Ottoman Empire A Journey Through Ancient Turkey Jonathan Landa Joanna Marino 1-4-16 The Ottoman Empire was probably the largest, richest and longest Turkish Muslim empires in history. At the peak of the empire, Constantinople was its capital city.
Ottoman Empire Summary The Ottoman Empire had been around for hundreds of years. However it began to weaken. The weakness was from the Ottomans struggle to modernize.
All the great empires , most notably the Byzantine and Mongols were all defeated after enjoying long periods of success. Mongols were successful because they were interacting with many countries because of their conquests. Conquering others allowed the trade routes in Asia to move north. All these great countries and civilizations were so successful , mostly in part that they all worked together and their ideas spread to one another.
There was a high demand for luxurious goods that were special to each region which caused a great increase in trade. This also occurred on the Trans-Saharan trade routes with gold. Religion also played a big factor in why trade was increasing in these two trade routes. Increases in technology helped trade become more efficient and faster. For example, the compass helped people trade along the Indian Ocean sea lanes.
While opponents of the empire fought, it helped Islam become a strong empire. Karen Armstrong, a modern writer about the culture of Islam explains how Persia and Byzantium engaged in long and exhausting wars (Doc D). These two empires weakened each other, without Islam having to get involved in the wars which would have weakened themselves. The empire that the Muslims upheld was extremely strong in its military and political aspects, which helped it to spread geographically. The success of military conquests led to the spread of the culture.
They traded with places that surrounded them with got the the resources they could have needed to strive and make new alliances. While trading they would negotiate imports and exports, also negotiating things with their alliances. The new supplies of resources being imported are important for their economy so they could be successful and maintain the environment they lived in ( DOC 2 ). At the market people sold things of many different varieties of things such as food and merchandise. When the people bought somethings it boosted the profits of the economy and it got stronger and stronger ( DOC 4 ).
This led to formation of a unique culture, which they created by taking in elements of other cultures and blending them into theirs. With the division of provinces they were able to carry this out successfully. Even though they were the conquerors they were recognized to be carrying out peaceful trading which led to economic prosperity within the nation. They held truth in high esteem; telling a lie was a most disgraceful thing that a person could do. Good thoughts and deeds mattered the most in the empire.
The history of Kemalism starts with the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Then the movement of Young Turks established and had their power. When 1908 revolution has started, the Young Turks had taken power into their hands. The idea of them was to re-establish all Empire. All loses after the First Wolrd War showed that the Ottoman Empire will collapse. After the armistice the winning armies occupied lots of empire and the administrative apparatus was not controlling enough. With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire the position of the state’s bureaucracy, that is a ruling class, was becoming an „old“view. A lot of conditions of decline of Empire, empowered the bureaucracy and its spokesman Mustafa Kemal to get the leadership of the alliance. Also, Mustafa Kemal was the highest officer ranked in Anatolia.