An Ailing Empire and Rising Nations

For centuries the Ottoman Empire bridged the East and the West occupying territory in Europe and Asia. Slowly the 'Sick Man of Europe' rotted, while the West excelled. In the 19th Century internal revolt and external pressures continued to weaken the Ottoman Empire, while its Sultans sought to reinvigorate it. In today's episode Danny discusses the trends that contributed to the ailing empire's struggles in the 19th century.