The Fall of
the Ottoman Empire
A great deal of
things led to the fall of the Ottoman Empire. However the largest
reason was perhaps the fact that their neighboring countries powers
simply got stronger and stronger over the centuries. They also grew
more modern and able to withstand a forced threat. And while the
other neighboring countries were gaining in strength and maturity,
the Ottoman’s simply didn’t. They remained outdated with each
passing year and grew weaker and weaker. There was a great deal of
infighting among the administration of the Ottoman Empire and they
were underdeveloped as a country.
Sultanic inspiration was non-existent and the lower
class was constantly gaining more and more control over the empire.
The trade routes that ran through the empire were losing their
importance to Europe, whom they relied heavily on and because of
this; they lost most of their needed income. They were getting over
popularized and nearly impossible for the Sultan to control which
made them weak from the inside. Napoleon would have been perfect for
dealing with situation with his divide and conquer methods as the
Ottoman’s were already divided.