Middle East History. Standard SS7H2. Standard. The student will analyze continuity and change in Southwest Asia leading to the 21 st Century. SS7H2 A. Explain how European partitioning in the Middle East after the break up of the Ottoman Empire led to regional conflicts. The Beginning
The Ottoman Empire began in1299 in Turkey.
Eventually, it included parts of Asia, Africa, and Europe.
At one time, it was the largest Empire in the world.
The Empire, which was Islamic, that existed from the 1300s to 1923 protected the Muslim world from Christian European empires. The Ottoman Empire gained wealth through trade and controlled much of the Middle East region.
Imperialism is a type of government that seeks to increase its size, either by forcing (through war) or influencing (through politics) other countries to submit to their rule (Imperialism, 2013).
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