- Jan 2017
- Republika Srpska
You ignore numerous successes of the Ottomans in the 1700s including beating Russia in 1711, Austria in 1737-39 and recapturing Morea from Venice. These were no small feats. The main reason for Ottoman poor performance in the 1768-74 was actually a somewhat long period of relative peace the Ottomans were enjoying at the time, while Russia had fresh war experience from a massive European conflict, the Seven Years War. Add to that poor Ottoman logistics, clashes within the government and you get a disaster.