The Ottoman empire faced what problems in the 1800s?
Problems for the Ottoman Empire increased in the 1800s. Nationalism spread to the Ottoman Empire and many revolts happened, the empire weakened because of them. European powers noticed the Ottoman Empire was in decline and wanted to benefit from it, nations began to gain control of the empire's territory. The empire adopted western ideas which heightened tensions that further divided them.
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Read the following passage and answer the question that follows. "In the 1300s the Ottoman Turks established another Muslim empire in the region. They took Constantinople in 1453 and made it the Ottoman capital. By the 1600s the Ottoman Empire included most of Southwest Asia. The empire also stretched into parts of eastern Europe and most of North Africa. However, political problems and rivalries with other countries slowly weakened the empire. Over time ethnic minorities within the empire's borders also began to push for independence." What are three reasons that the Ottoman Empire weakened?