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Timothy S Palko World History II Dr Skaff MWF 200-250 World power can be seen today in two very different but extremely vast empires They are the Ming Empire and the Ottoman Empire To contrast these empires in order to predict their futures it is necessary that I observe and analyze key factors such as leadership military strengths and weaknesses and morals among the people The two empires have different types of leadership and from this it is possible to find the core of any disadvantage From the leadership it is possible to continue into the military and values that these empires embody The Ming Empire is led by brilliant philosophical scholars The man who is promoted to the higher degrees in this field prides himself on the fact that he has in truth attained to the pinnacle of Chinese happiness AndreaOverfield 116 The Ottoman Empire has dedicated and knowledgeable leaders as well but they are of a more warlike and brutish character These leaders rise in service by merit alone AndreaOverfield p88 Indulging in the writings of Matteo Ricci who observed first hand the workings of the Ming government and the writings of Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq who observed the government under Suleiman I of the Ottoman Empire the prediction of success will be able to be made knowledgably The Ottoman Empire began around 1300 as a tiny state built on the strength of an army of Turkish nomad warriors and a few Christian converts to Islam in northwestern Anatolia Bulliet 601 It quickly proved to be a military strength and threat to the surrounding civilizations The Turks expanded their empire through brilliant military tactics including using Janissaries on foot who used the new weapon called a gun in battle and the same horseback archery that made them so successful in their previous military accomplishments The selection of Turkish leaders has greatly influenced the success of the Ottoman Empire A Turks
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