Ottoman Empire دَوْلَتِ عَلِيّهٔ عُثمَانِیّه (Ottoman Turkish)
Devlet-i Âliyye-i Osmâniyye (Transliteration)
Timeline: The Union of Central America Continues OTL equivalent: Turkey, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Northern Greece, Iraq, Southern Serbia, Kuwait, Tripolitania, Northern Montenegro, Romanian Coastline, Western Saudi Arabia,
Coat of Arms
Motto دولت ابد مدت (Turkish) ("The Eternal State")
"Ottoman Imperial Anthem"
Capital (and largest city)
Sarajevo, Thessaloniki, Sofia, Tirana, Baghdad, Ankara, Kuwait City, Tripoli, Mecca, Medina
The Ottoman Empire, also known as the Sublime Ottoman State is the latest of sixteen Turkish Empires founded throughout history. The Ottoman Empire is currently one of the longest lasting Empires in recent memory, having existed for a full 550 years and counting. It is a power inspired and sustained by Islam and Islamic institutions.
At the absolute height of its power from 1527 to 1683, it controlled swaths of land in Southeastern Europe, the Middle East and Southwestern Asia and North Africa. The Ottoman Empire had 29 provinces and numerous vassal states that were either annexed into the Empire or given autonomy. Currently, the Ottoman State has been reduced to roughly 18 provinces and three vassals, Moldavia, Wallachia and Tunis.