Context

If a DBQ question was something about the Ottomans and their rise to power and how they affected the world, what would be good context?

Of course it would depend on the rest of the prompt and how it was worded, but one context could be the Ottomans were part of a large and growing Islamic expansion within the context of the Gunpowder Empires along with the Safavids and the Mughals. Or, again, depending, you could say it represented a significant turning point. As the Ottomans rose to power it meant a closing of Constantinople (the Fall of 1453) that helped push Europe into the Age of Exploration.

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