WHAP Unit 4 Ottomans Answers

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In the 1600s, two things "strained the (Ottoman Empire's) limited resources. What were those two things?

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In the 1600s, two things "strained the (Ottoman Empire's) limited resources. What were those two things?

Military campaigns and a growing population

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Even as the Ottoman Empire's "strength waned, by the 17th century, its sultans faced" what kind of a world?

commercially more connected

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What got introduced into "Ottoman networks of commerce and moneylending" that destabilized the empire?

New World silver

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The Ottomans had banned trade with the outside world. But now, because of the silver from the New World, Ottoman merchants established ___________________________.

black markets for stuff that Europeans would buy with silver

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What did European buyers use to buy things like wheat, copper, and wool from the Ottomans?

Silver

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Why didn't the Ottoman government get tax revenues when the Ottoman merchants sold commodities on the black market in the 1600s?

Because the sales were illegal

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During the 1600s, the Ottoman rulers had to borrow silver from ______________________, which weakened the sultans' authority.

merchants

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The Ottoman Empire had really bad ______________ in the years from 1550 to 1650 because of all the silver that was coming into the country and because of government budget deficits.

inflation

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Because of the inflation, there were uprisings in the Ottoman Empire. What did these uprisings threaten?

state's stability

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Overall, in the 16th century, the Ottoman Empire wanted to create what kind of an economy?

Self-contained and self-sufficient

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What undermined the Ottomans' attempt to create a self-contained/self-sufficient economy in the 16th century?

Silver

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What four bad things did "the influx of silver" into the Ottoman Empire in the 1500s cause?

breakaway regimes, widespread inflation, social discontent, and conflict between state and its financiers

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