Today I learned about the Ottoman Empire in social studies.
Ok so the Turks were a group from Eastern Asia who ruled the Middle East for over 600 years. This eventually became the Ottoman Empire. Many religious and ethnic groups were controlled by this empire ,even though some didn't like being controlled.
Well, tell me more while I clean your little brothers room
The Ottoman Empire was located between Europe and Asia. Eventually the empire got really large and the other countries were scared and feared their power. So the Europeans stared WW1 to stop them from taking territory.
Ouhhh! Interesting tell me more.
Tell me more while I cook dinner, since I put your brother to sleep.
Then the Europeans discovered routes to get from one place to another by sea. So the Ottoman empire wasn't making money from taxes and no longer had money.
The ethnic groups also wanted to have their own country so they striked at the empire during the war. They knew that they were already weak from WW1.
So this is when the empire started to fall? Tell me the rest while we eat dinner.
The Ottoman Empire lost the war. The ethnic groups forced them for their own countries. The ottoman empire broke apart afterwards.
Thanks for telling me it was very interesting. Now hurry and go get ready for bed. You have school in the morning.