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Bryan Simmons World Civ 1112 3/7/2008 Paper 6 The period of time from 1800 BCE to 1917 BCE was undoubtedly a period of decline for many of the world’s previously powerful empires, most notably the Ottoman Empire, Russia, the Qing Dynasty of China, and the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan. Although this period of decline can be attributed to poor governmental policy on most if not all occasions, but at the end of the lives of these respective empires, many reform measures were passed to stave off decline. In most cases, it was simply too little too late, but in the case of Japan, such measures strengthened a new society, ushering in a new era of prosperity. The Ottoman Empire is a great example of societal decline. Once a powerful empire, spanning three continents, military pressures and internal dissent coupled with the extent of the empire and stubborn attitude of the rulers are just some of the factors that led to the degradation of the empire. The Young Turks, a political organization of the time, saw the impeding doom of the Ottoman and
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This note was uploaded on 05/14/2008 for the course HIST 1112 taught by Professor Murray during the Spring '08 term at N. Georgia.

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