Paper should explain why the decline of the Ottomans didn’t just happen but it was something that happened over time.
Using these four main reasons to explain the decline.
1)The growth and expansion of Russia from the 18th century onwards.
2)The Ottoman failure to reform the inefficient system of government they were using
3)The decline of the Ottoman Military, include the rise and fall of the Devsirme and the Janissaries.
4)Did attitudes of many of the powers in the west (including Russia in the east) before the first world war cause the collapse of the Ottoman Empire or was the collapse caused by the Ottomansthemselves.
Paper should be analytical not descriptive.