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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,
Flag of the Ottoman Empire Osmanli-nisani
Flag Coat of Arms

دولت ابد مدت (Turkish)
("The Eternal State")

Anthem "Ottoman Imperial Anthem"
(and largest city)
Other cities Sarajevo, Thessaloniki, Sofia, Tirana, Baghdad, Ankara, Kuwait City, Tripoli, Mecca, Medina
  others Arabic, Cypriot, Bulgarian, Serbo-Croat, Bosnian, Albanian, Greek, Romanian, Berber, Kurdish, Georgian, Azeri, Armenian
Sunni Islam
  others Orthodox Christianity, Shi'ite Islam
Ethnic Groups
  others Al-Misr Arabic, Al Mashquir Arabic, Kurdish, Greek, Bulgarian, Bosnian, Albanian, Romanian, Bedouin
Demonym Ottoman, Turkish
Government Absolute Monarchy
Sultan Abdulmecid I
  Royal house: Osman
Grand Vizier Mehmed Rushdi Pasha
Area 2.4 million sq km
Population 36,000,000 
Established 1299
Currency Ottoman Lira

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.