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Flavius Aetius - December 22, 2004 02:10 AM (GMT)
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QUOTE
The Ottomans are one of the greatest and most powerful civilizations of the modern period. Their moment of glory in the sixteenth century represents one of the heights of human creativity, optimism, and artistry. The empire they built was the largest and most influential of the Muslim empires of the modern period, and their culture and military expansion crossed over into Europe. Not since the expansion of Islam into Spain in the eighth century had Islam seemed poised to establish a European presence as it did in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Like that earlier expansion, the Ottomans established an empire over European territory and established Islamic traditions and culture that last to the current day (the Muslims in Bosnia are the last descendants of the Ottoman presence in Europe).

The Ottoman empire lasted until the twentieth century. While historians like to talk about empires in terms of growth and decline, the Ottomans were a force to be reckoned with, militarily and culturally, right up until the break-up of the empire in the first decades of the 20th century..


Leader:
Sultan Selim III
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Domestic Information:
Capital: Istanbul
Population: 40,000,000
Government: Imperialistic/Autocratic

Economic Information:
Budget: 370 Florins

Military Information (1,600 MPs):
40,000 Janissary Infantry, Equivalent: Grenadiers (10 Regiments) [Infantry] Experienced
100,000 Sekhans, Equivalent: Line Infantry (30 Regiments) [Infantry] Inexperienced
30,000 Sipahis, Equivalent: Between Lancer and Cuirasser (7 Regiments, 2 Batallions) [Cavalry] Experienced
10,000 Mameluks, Equivalent: Dragoon (2 Regiments, 2 Battalions) [Cavalry] Inexperienced
115 Topiji Heavy Foot Regular, Equivalent: 12 Pounder [Artillery] Inexperienced
140 Topiji Medium Foot Regular, Equivalent: 8 Pounder [Artillery] Inexperienced
120 Topiji Light Foot Regular, Equivalent: 6 Pounder [Artillery] Inexperienced

Navy:
60 Xebecs, Equivalent: 5th Rate
20 Baggalas, Equivalent: 4th Rate

Trade Agreements:
None

Official Treaties:
None

Regions Conquered:
None

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Flavius Aetius - December 22, 2004 03:02 AM (GMT)
Army of the North (Posted in the Balkans)
2 Regiments & 2 Battalions of Janissary Infantry (10,000)
7 Regiments & 2 Battalions of Sekhan (30,000)
2 Regiments of Sipahi (8,000)
3 Battalions of Mameluks (3,000)
35 Topiji Heavy Foot Regular (4 Eight Gun Batteries)
45 Topiji Medium Foot Regular (5 Eight Gun Batteries)
40 Topiji Light Foot Regular (5 Eight Gun Batteries)

Imperial Army (Posted outside Istanbul)
5 Regiments of Janissary Infantry (20,000)
10 Regiments of Sekhan (40,000)
3 Regiments & 2 Battalions of Sipahi (14,000)
1 Regiment of Mameluks (4,000)
35 Topiji Heavy Foot Regular (4 Eight Gun Batteries)
45 Topiji Medium Foot Regular (5 Eight Gun Batteries)
40 Topiji Light Foot Regular (5 Eight Gun Batteries)

Army of the South (Posted in Egypt)
2 Regiments & 2 Battalions of Janissary Infantry (10,000)
7 Regiments & 2 Battalions of Sekhan (30,000)
2 Regiments of Sipahi (8,000)
3 Battalions of Mameluks (3,000)
35 Topiji Heavy Foot Regular (4 Eight Gun Batteries)
45 Topiji Medium Foot Regular (5 Eight Gun Batteries)
40 Topiji Light Foot Regular (5 Eight Gun Batteries)

Aegean Navy (Based near Athens):
15 Xebecs
5 Baggalas

Black Sea Navy (Based near Sinope):
15 Xebecs
5 Baggalas

Eastern Navy (Based in Persian Gulf):
30 Xebecs
10 Baggalas

Flavius Aetius - December 23, 2004 02:26 AM (GMT)
Information Update:

Removed Janissaries from standing army, as they are in open revolt and no longer serving. Selim III deposed by revolting Janissaries and Mustafa IV placed on the throne in his place.

Flavius Aetius - December 26, 2004 08:08 PM (GMT)
Information Update:

Made an agreement with the moderator team for the Janissary Corps to stay in since getting rid of them completely would be too difficult, so Janissaries added back into the army and Nizam-I-Jedid removed.

Flavius Aetius - December 29, 2004 08:30 PM (GMT)
Recruitment Update (12/29/04):
Begin - Summer, 1789
End - Winter, 1789
Cost - 90 Florins

3 Light Infantry Regiments

Flavius Aetius - January 2, 2005 02:44 PM (GMT)
Recruitment Update (1029/05):
Begin - Summer 1790
End - Autumn 1790
Cost - 90 Florins

30 Fellahin Infantry Batallions (Equivalent to Line Infantry)




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