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    What if the Ottomans never rose to power?

    What if the Ottomans never rose to power? This is a question I often ask myself and I always find a diferent answer. If you see the stages of their expansion, you can clearly understand that the subjugation of the Balkans was one of their most important early conquests, but what if it failed...
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    A question about the Ottoman conquests

    My question is: if you had to divide the Ottoman conquests into 2 parts. The Ottoman conquests from 1299 to 1402 and the later conquests. In your opinion which part is more significant? and why ?
  3. Futurist

    Which ethnic groups in Austria-Hungary, Russia, and Ottoman E were the most disloyal?

    Which ethnic groups in Austria-Hungary, Russia, and Ottoman Empire were the most disloyal in the pre-World War I years? I was inspired to ask this question by Shtajerc's comment in another thread about how most Slovenes in Austria-Hungary were loyal to the Dual Monarchy until late into World...
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    Shouldn't Ottoman Sipahi Be Called "Cebelü"?

    From what I have researched in times of war when sipahis were called they were bringing about 3-4-5 or so men depending on the size of their timar(land). These men they brought were called "cebelü". Cebe meaning armor in old Turkic and Mongolian and "lü" is the suffix of ownership therefore...
  5. Maoistic

    Ottoman Empire vs. Iberian Union

    As the thread of the Spanish Empire vs the Ottoman Empire keeps running in circles and the same addressed arguments get repeated, I decided to make this thread to avoid further confusion and focus entirely on one goal post. This is exclusively between the Ottoman Empire and the Spanish Empire...
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    Imperial Spain vs Ottoman Empire

    As far as I recall these two power houses never met in open battle, maybe Naval battles but the Ottomans only ever faced the Austrian branch of Habsburgs but not the Spanish. I'm wondering if 16th Century Imperial Spain met the Ottomans in field warfare, head on, no logistical advantages either...
  7. frogsofwar

    Major Change in the Ottoman Empire

    Most informed individuals acknowledge the fact that it was Islamic scholars who rediscovered the works of Cicero and the great Greek philosophers. Few can deny their part in the Renaissance. However, I recall reading that an Ottoman sultan in the 1400s or 1500s fundamentally changed the...
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    Ottoman Empire In World War II

    Here's an alternate history scenario: What if the Ottoman Empire survived World War I (i.e., no Sykes-Picot Agreement, Ataturk, etc.), albeit weakened. Let us assume that it is still (theoretically) intact by World War II. Who do you think it would side with, the Allies or the Axis...
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    The Ottoman Failure

    The Ottoman Empire for half a millennium was the main Islamic power. He controlled northern Africa and most of the Middle East, conquered the sacred territories and sacred cities of Islam. But the Turkish language has not become the main language of these territories, Arabic is still the main...
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    Rise of Ottoman empire

    I have created a video on the rise of Ottoman empire. It is a part of a series of educational videos on World History. I would be grateful for any feedback. 4waOfwMMXUY
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    My short educational video on the rise of Ottoman empire

    I have created a short educational video on the rise of Ottomans. I would be grateful for any feedback. MpOfC14vw3k
  12. SufiMystic

    Lovely traditional Ottoman Turkish music:share your favourites from around the world!

    I would like to share this lovely traditional Ottoman Turkish music. I particularly like the song that starts at 8:53. Hope you enjoy! :) Feel free to use this thread to share other lovely traditional music. I don't mind if it's Greek, Armenian, Arab, Persian, western European or anything else...
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    Ottoman Empire - Seven Nation Army

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    Loyalty of subjects in Austro-Hungary and Ottoman Empires

    How were the loyalty of the different ethnic groups in the Austro-Hungarian empire compared to the Ottoman empire in the late 1800s and the early 1900s? I am thinking of ethnic groups such as slovenes,croats, serbs and so on in the A-H empire and groups like bulgarians,romanians,greeks, serbs...
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    Did Venice and Ottoman cooperate? The two countries try to monopolize Indian Ocean tr

    Did Venice and Ottoman cooperate? The two countries try to monopolize Indian Ocean trade? Because of Venice's advanced shipbuilding and management talent, Ottoman used Venetian ships and Venetians as officials in the places under management?
  16. Karl XII

    Ottoman defeats of the 17th & 18th centuries, military decline or poor leadership?

    Ottoman defeats of the 17th & 18th centuries, military decline or poor leadership? While theres no question that the Ottoman's suffered many humiliating defeats in the 1600's and 1700's, was bad military leadership more to blame than decline in their armed forces? From 1600 to 1800 the...
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    Magnificent Century - Drama about Ottoman Empire and Suleiman The Magnificent

    Did any one watch this? It tells the story of suleiman, hurrem, many historical events and characters of this era. It is the biggest budget turkish show. All the clothes, weapons, characters, interaction seem to be on point. It has too much harem drama for one's taste though. It became very...
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    Ottoman Empire - Seven Nation Army

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  19. TheBlackRose

    Ottoman military uniforms (headwear) 18th century

    Hello everyone. I've been studying more 18th century and Napoleonic history recently. Normally when I begin studying a certain period I like to go over what the military uniforms/styles of all the various notable countries looked like. For the Ottomans though, I'm having an extremely...
  20. Tsar

    The Practice of Impalement in the Ottoman Empire

    While reading a description of a Serbian noble named Nikola (Nicholas) Skobaljić, I've came upon a claim that he was the first known Serb to get impaled by the Ottomans (1454). It came across my mind that I did not know how and when was the punishment of impalement undertaken. I also didn't...