The Decline of the Ottoman Empire

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The assitant to the sultan is warning the sultan about the empire decling. The sultan is ignoring his assistant and enjoying his luxurious life while sultan. Even though the empire declined slowly, the sultan finally realizes that his empire is gone and he has nothing to do about it.

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  • The Beginning of the End
  • Stop! Don't you see me admiring the view of my empire. It's not everyday that an important man like me can go outside and admire what he has built. Go be useful and watch the peasants.
  • My sultan, the empire is struggling to compete with modern Europe. This will lead to a dec-
  • Sleeping for the Military
  • You are an assistant. You are suppose to assist me when I need assisting. I am sleeping! I don't need assisting!
  • My sultan, the empire has been in many wars and has increased the financial burden and spoiled the classical military structure. The dec-
  • A few years later
  • Sitting is the New Change
  • A few years later
  • My sultan, the venality and incompetence of state bureaucrats prompted regional and local officials to retain more revenue for their own purposes. I'm sorry for saying this my sultan, but your empire is dec-
  • Assistant! We are one of the strongest empires in the world. My empire has been a live for almost 550 years now. Do you understand? Now be a good assistant and go assist.
  • The Ottoman Empire did not greatly affect the development of modern Europe, but it still had it's influences. The Ottoman empire at one point almost took aver Italy, but they didn't. Europe and the Ottoman empire were intertwined in different political and economic ways.
  • Peasants are Overrated
  • A few years later
  • That is enough! My empire is strong and this unreasonable uprising isn't going to affect my empire in anyway. Instead of you just standing there, GO GET MY PEASANTS!
  • Where are my peasants, my local officials, and my estate owners?
  • Military problems led to the failure to keep up with the West and the increasingly rebellious army, fed back into the empire's economic decline, which further aggravated its military problems.
  • Overall
  • A few years later
  • ASSISTANT! WHY DIDN'T YOU WARN ME THAT MY EMPIRE WAS DECLINING?!
  • The Sultan's job was primarily to keep a watch on all the officials. Public agents and officials that abused their power and the peasantry were subjected to a special jurisdiction. In this case, the sultan in this story isn't doing his job.
  • Looking Back
  • THE DECLINE OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
  • Because of the loss of military discipline, it resulted in a number of peasant uprisings in Anatolia going unchecked. This also affected the agricultural production in the empire.
  • Well, my sultan, there have been peasant uprisings which resulted in the abandonment of cultivated lands and in social dislocations that further drain the resources of the empire. As I stated before my sultan, the empire is dec-
  • Some of the events that happened were a halt to expansion ended state revenue from the lucrative source, the emerging land arrangement meant that the center was gradually deprived of some of its revenue, and mismanagement by local administrators damaged the land and helped further decrease revenue.
  • WHAT?! I HAVE WARNED YOU ABOUT EVERYTHING! FROM THE DANGERS OF MODERN EUROPE TO THE GROWING PROBLEMS IN TH E CENTER OF IMPERIAL ADMINISTRATION! AND ONE MORE THING... MY NAME IS ADAM NOT ASSISTANT!
  • Even though the Ottoman Empire declined, it was in fact one of the strongest empires. The empire lived for about 600 years. The Ottoman Empire stretched through Turkey, Russia, the Ukraine, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Libya, Morocco, Romania, Jordan, and many more.
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