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O’Leary Brittney O’Leary Professor Faunce Gen Ed 111 15 September 2007 The Ottoman Empire and Mughal Society: The Fall of Dynasties Both the Ottoman Empire and the Mughal Society were considered to be highly powerful. Other countries attempted to copy the Ottoman Empire’s processes and duplicate their systems for years, but came to no avail. The Ottoman Empire lasted for over five-hundred years, so why did it fail? As strong as the systems were, they backfired after years of growth and outside world development. There were three key components on why the Ottoman Empire collapsed; Economy, state and military. The Mughal Society was another highly recognized kingdom of superb rule and order; so why were they unable to form complete control over India? The Hindus challenged religious conformity and were encouraged to revolt, leading to the Mughal’s ruination. When time changes and people become irritated with the structure of society and government, an empire falls. The empire was originally planned when the economy was purely agricultural. “As the West moved to industrialization, the Ottomans failed to adapt their system to the changing times.”(Kinross, 33). Along with changing times, the taxation system was not adapted for the modern needs of the changing world, this also affected utility investments which were not adapting at a suitable pace. The Ottoman Empire suffered greatly because of the change of trade routes between Europe and Asia. With the revolution of European shipping, both Europe and Asia could bypass the Empire completely; which was once a 1
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O’Leary main source of income for the Greeks and Ottomans. The Ottomans were forced to rely on the farmers for as a source of revenue for taxation. This revolution of shipping goods soon turned the Ottomans to shift from manufactured goods to produce raw materials for
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