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Unformatted text preview: Sharia Highly militarized structure Janissaries Devshirme Young European boys Raised in Turkish Households $ special military schools Elite military education No nationality Role of the Janissaries Very powerful bureaucrats Elite infantry troops Decided who becomes sultan Suleiman the Magnificent/ Lawmaker r. 1520-1566 expanded the Ottoman Empire deep into eastern Europe Streamlined the legal system Economic structure Economic stability decays over time Trade routes change from land to sea Janissary corps grows rapidly No protectionism/ mercantilism Import more than export Increased taxes levied on commoners Population becomes over-taxed Economic conditions start to change after industrial Revolution...
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