After Suleyman I died in 1566, the Ottoman Empire suffered from a weak set of sultans. The government setback into a quarreling, corrupt power and the empire was never the same.
We will keep this land, as it is one of our best! For Britain!!
India will be Russia's!!!
You are not taking this Russia! The black sea will remain the Ottoman's!
Oh sure team up on me. Britain, France and the Ottomans against me, thats fair.
You cannot rebel against the great Britain! We control your India!
These cartridges have beef and pork fat. That is against my religion. I must rebel.
In 1869, the Suez canal was finally done and allowed Egypt to connect the red sea to the Mediterranean sea. Muhammad Ali viewed it as a very valuable resource that connected them to Asia and Africa as well. The canal was made with borrowed French Money, but when Egypt went bankrupt, Britain overtook the river.
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King Leopold heard about the congo through a british explorer. He then set out to overtake the river,due to it's geopolitics.