There is no real benefit at this point for the Ottomans to build a canal. The priorities lay elsewhere. When the situation has eased, the priorities can be set to build that canal. So... earlier than OTL but not a century earlier.yeah get the Canal of the Pharoahs up and running again. Wouldn't be exactly hard to make.
See aboveI have a question , what about the Suez Canal .
do you think that it's a good idea for the sublime port to start thinking about it, they can even get the UK or any other interesting GB to invest in the project.
The canal will help the ottomans economy, politically and open the door for the navy to control the red Sea
Yes. The timing might be different 1755 instead of 1765 ish. Instead of conscripting a brand new army, existing Sekban militia are turned into a regular infantry. Which works out faster as they know how to use weapons. Pretty much what Osman II planned. The only difference is that the Janissaries are not abolished but reformed... getting reformed.Trying ti refrain from posting here but has the ottomans adopted a modern infantry force faster compared to the old tl Sekban seem to be modern infantry of the time while, old tl it felt like a long time.
Russian population became bigger after the Russian gains in the Polish Partition, what I am trying to prevent as much as possible. Without that, the Ottoman Population is bigger for at least a few decades longer. Money is pretty much the same issue. Their revenue increased after the 1780s. The fall of the Crimea accelerated it with the opening of Russian Trade. And that also is attempted to be prevented. Russian Ukraine become a base of operation by the 1790s.Btw how do you plan on keeping crimea alive if its not a partial wank, russian empire has all the advantages, more soldiers, money, resources, strong central government compared to the ottomans, and home field advantages kiev, kharkov. The battles in the old tp happened in the danube region russia crimea khanate was not even a speed bump for them. Going to be really interesting. Btw isn't me asking for them to be annexed rather i simply don't see how ottoman will keep crimea safe from russia.
Crimea would have survived it likely if Mustafa III had not declared war on Russia in 1768. The timing was bad, the army was in a sorry state and the Russians realized how weak the Ottoman Armies were. Their victory in 1768-74 is what made it easy for them to absorb the Crimean Khanate and give the Ottomans a new beating. In this TL, the changes happened in the late 1740s and early 1750s. Military changes, if you will.Yeah Crimea is going to take a lot of luck to keep after the Great Northern War.
Currently, the Ottomans have a bigger population than Russia. But Russia is rising. I expect the Russians to overtake by the early 1800s and a century after now, it will likely have 50% more people.Great chapter
The Russian are china of the west,they have almost unlimited manpower but a good defensive strategy can hold them until they deal with Austria
I had a whole different approach for France and Napoleon though.with the conformation of non-wank im hoping if napoleon does happen ottomans face the same fate as austria faced on battlefield i.e. they get their asses handed to them. Mostly the napoleon campaign in orient should be the same rather it ends to due the british navy rather than ottoman military defeating him, im personally for russia getting their original glory for defeating him. Ottomans getting defeated should give the force for reform as it gave to coalition did.
are you referring to the old tl or the new one? as im confused to what your saying. im assuming its similar to the old tl so instead of nappy withdrawing due to the siege in tunis he smashes all the ottoman armies all they way to palestine. This is not me saying it has to be this way, rather i don't want the ottomans so easily defeating the french.I had a whole different approach for France and Napoleon though.
Well there is a thing I agree with you, the Ottomans got away waaaay to easy in the old TL. In this TL I have different plans for Nappy. A career elsewhere maybe... A different fate for Louis XVI but still a French Revolution. Enough to distract Europe and a slap on the face for nations because of it.are you referring to the old tl or the new one? as im confused to what your saying. im assuming its similar to the old tl so instead of nappy withdrawing due to the siege in tunis he smashes all the ottoman armies all they way to palestine. This is not me saying it has to be this way, rather i don't want the ottomans so easily defeating the french.