Submitted by Taps Coogan on the 20th of March 2018 to The Sounding Line.
As part of our ongoing series of historical video-maps, we present: ‘The History of the Ottoman Empire.’ Running from the founding of the Ottoman Empire in 1299 AD until its fall in 1923 AD, the following video shows the geographic history of the Ottoman Empire.
The Ottoman Empire rose from obscurity in what is modern day Turkey to defeat the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire), capture Constantinople, Greece, Eastern Europe, North Africa, and much of the Middle East. While it reached its maximum geographic extent in 1683 AD, its decline was famously slow and it remained a significant power into the 20th century, bridging the ancient and modern worlds. The Ottoman Empire endured continuously for 624 years, giving it the distinction of having waged war against the Roman Empire (Byzantine), the Venetian Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, the Russian Empire, the British Empire, and the Allies in World War One.
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Every Major Plague Epidemic in History
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The History of Communism Since 1850
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