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marinus18

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You know quite a bit about history.
Though not all the proffesional soldiers were slaves. The famous jannisaries were but they were mostly an elite assault force. Just one component among many though they were the most prestigious and prominant.
And “slave” was a lot more nuanced as it means pretty much anyone who falls under someone else’s citizenship.
As the system weakened also the Sultan didn’t have that much power. Usually the harem members were chosen for him as the powerful noble families, the jannisary groups and religious figures all had to be pleased.
That system of fractricide, though brutal was an asset as it kind of served as a filter.
However the decline of the Ottomans had many causes. A big one was the corruption of the jannisaries who became more a liability than an asset but also it just overextended itself. Where pretty much all the resources available are needed just to keep it together. They were boxed in on all sides by powerful rivals. The Safawid persians to the east, the Austrians and Russians to the North and in the medditeranian they had to share power with the Spanish, Italians, Austrians and French. To the South was the Sahara so no expansion there and the Dutch and British fleets dominated the Indian ocean.
Their biggest fall though was that the economic engine was the spice trade and the inports of many metals from India. However many Europeans just bypassed it and as metalurgy improved the trade balance reversed. Most of the Ottoman land wasn’t really all that valuable by itself. In the late 19th century with the rising value of oil it actually did get richer and one of the few competent sultans tried to reverse the fortunes and was even somewhat successful. He manages to destroy the corrupt jannisaries which by then were just a drain on income and nothing more. Manage to weaken a lot of the power of local lords and reduce the power of the priests. Also fortifying the Dardalless and building up factories. Unfortunately by that point in time the Ottomans were over a century behind Britain and their industrialization paled in comparison to Germany and even Russia. Joining WW1 was pretty much the end though they did win a massive victory on the British.
In terms of attrition the battle of Galipoli is the greatest loss the British suffered in the entire war, even more than the Somme.
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“The alicorn cannot be destroyed, Cozy, daughter of I-don’t-know-who, by any craft we here possess.”
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Transformer evolution was only one of Shockwaves trillions of experiments two of which are a portable space bridge projector ( witch She stole ) and a time window witch was like a space bridge only instead of space it would allow you to travel through TIME!!!!!!!!!! Her escape was quite messy Shockwave’s lab assistants would be piles of talking scrap metal that is if they survived
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houston we have a sock problem ! damn girl have a seat and wear your socks !!
I tried doing that standing it diid not work!
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Oh and octane and astrotrain have the same design flaw as blitzwing
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