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World War I
The Ottoman Empire

World War I
World War I

The Ottoman Empire
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.37

     challenging words:    ally, original, wealthy, outcome, nearly, further, knowing, agreement, opposite, defeat, gain, independence, wealth, victory, power, battle
     content words:    World War, Central Powers, Ottoman Empire, Balkan Wars

The Ottoman Empire
By Sharon Fabian

1     After nearly every major war, the map of the world has changed. When a country enters a war, it has no way of knowing whether it will be larger and more powerful or smaller and less powerful after the war ends. Some countries gain territory; some lose territory. Some new countries are created, and some countries cease to exist.
2     World War I was no exception. At the end of the war, Allied countries gained control of new territory. Central Powers lost territory. One country that underwent very great changes was the Ottoman Empire.
3     At one time, the Ottoman Empire was the most powerful empire in the world. Located on major trade routes between Europe and Asia, it became wealthy from trade during the 1500s and 1600s.
4     At that time, the Ottoman Empire covered a large area of land in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The center of the empire was the country of Turkey. After the 1600s, the size of the empire gradually declined as countries won their independence from the empire.

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