The Spanish and the Ottomans built two flourishing empires
The Spanish and the Ottomans built two flourishing empires, based on different principles between 1450 and 1800. As the Ottomans took control of Europe, the Spanish were conquering the New World. Each empire had different tactics that made their empire so great. For example, the Ottoman empire was very tolerant of different religions, unlike the Spanish empire. However, although they have differences, some of their tactics are very similar. For example, both empires were civilizations built based upon war. The Spanish and the Ottoman Empire had similar yet different ideas when they built their political, economic, and social structures of their empire.
While building their empire, one aspect the Spanish and the Ottomans had in common was their use of military to expand their influence and rule. Under the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent, the Ottomans managed to push the Ottoman Empire’s borders as far as into Egypt and Persia. The Ottomans continued to push their borders to help their economy by controlling trade routes and also to spread Islam. The Ottomans used their janissaries, their army of trained foreigners, to capture these lands.