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The rise of the Ottoman Empire
In the late 13th century, Osman I established a small principality sandwiched between a crumbling Byzantine Empire and a weakened Sultanate of the Seljuk of Rum, in what is now Turkey. In just a few generations, this territory had outmaneuvered more powerful neighbors to become the vast Ottoman Empire. What enabled its rapid rise? Mostafa Minawi details the early days of the Ottomans. [Directed by Kozmonot Animation Studio, narrated by Jack Cutmore-Scott, music by Deniz Doğançay].