Ottoman Empire

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Chinese history mimics the now recurring tradition of power. Although subtle, the world is organized based on wealth, power and tradition that is marked by social acceptance (which largely varies from country to country). The world as we know it today is organized by those whom are in power. These iconic leaders are given authority to organize a system according to many obvious and not so obvious principles. For example, in America we vote our president into office based on race, social acceptance and their apparent ability to govern a country. Although many refute that race is not a factor, I would argue that ethnicity plays a significant role in almost every form of power. In America, minorities (any race other than the caucasian…show more content…
In contrast, the Ottoman empire emphasized the idea of local rule, muslim religion. The rulers that were in power typically remained in power until death. This concept of preservation of cultural identity and religious practices is a significantly contrasts the Ottoman Empire from the Chinese Dynasties. The rise of the Ottoman empire was prompted by the transition from Greek to Turkish culture and the gazi thesis. The Turkish culture dominated the Ottoman empire and became the basis by which all of the events of this empire were based. Early organization of the Ottoman empire was based on religion; each religious group had their own court by which laws were mediated. However, during the reign of Suleyman he imposed civil law, by which civil affairs were managed by secular courts. The Ottoman empire placed significance on class, political status and gender.Devsirme, or levee of boys was a political draft in which young Christian males were taken from their homes and forced into extensive training to learn Turkish, persian, and muslim religion (1). The young males were also trained to be soldiers. The displacement of young men became a prestigious act and mothers desired for their sons to be drafted into training so that they had the opportunity to become soldiers. The Ottoman empire was propagated by harems, in which case the ensurance of the next sutton was assured. However, the propagation was not enough to maintain the integrity of the empire. A transition in political power were given to the Eunuchs, which was largely due to their contribution in raising suttons. Following this, the state of the Ottoman empire was derailed by the intervention of foreigners and further eliminated by sectarian divide, diminished strength of the military and the colonization of French. The defeat of the Ottoman empire is unknown, however speculations lean towards the

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