A coastal empire governed by Turkey. Unlike the european empires, it mainly captured weak regions, and was no-where near as rich as those empires.
I comprised of parts of South-east Europe, the beggining of South-west asia, most of the middle east and coastal North Africa. Begun in the 14th century, it was mainly the poorer, southernmost states of what was then the most powerful empire to exist; the Roman Empire.
It captured the Baltic capital of rome, constantinople (named after the first christian emporer, Constantine) in 1453. It was renamed Istanbul
later that year.
After the 1492 expulsion of the moors from Spain
and the 1681 defeat at the battle of Vienna, the empire began to crumble, and some of its' states were separated after the Crimean war. The petty squables of these states would later cause World War I
The Ottoman empire was destroyed by World war I, the Crimean war, and the corruption of its' rulers.