The Turkmen Nomads: The Ottoman Empire

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The Ottomans had many strong and pushing leaders that helped the nations spread into Asia and the middle east at an incredibly rapid rate and helped them grown an army that had few rivals. Their list of rulers begins with Osman I who was the leader of the Turkmen Nomads and who gave his name to the “Ottoman” principality. He helped the region grow during its first few centuries and helped it become a world power. Soon after him his son Orchan rose to power and his son Murad I lead to the massive expansions happening in the Ottoman Empire. Most of these leaders were called Sultan, a person of religious authority and later more secular forms of government, and the first of these Sultans was named Mahmud of Ghazni and he was the leader that preceded
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