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Why is turkey called sick man of Europe?

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2014-06-13 22:34:28
2014-06-13 22:34:28

Turkey was called the Sick Man of Europe in the early part of the 20th century. This was because the Ottoman Empire was crumbling and the nation was not doing well economically.

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Before the modern state of Turkey was formed after World War I, it was the Ottoman Empire. Towards the end of its existence, the Ottoman Empire was called the Sick Man of Europe because it was losing a lot of wars and the territory it once controlled.

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The term was first applied to the Ottoman Empire. That would now be where modern Turkey is and some of the other areas of south-eastern Europe .

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'The Sick Man of Europe' was the nickname applied to the Ottoman Empire in the second half of the 19th century (1850 onwards)Penn Foster answer: (TURKEY) "Modern day Of the Ottoman Empire"

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The original "sick man of Europe" was the country of Turkey (then the Ottoman Empire), during the middle of the 19th century. The country was described as being sick, or decrepit, by Russian tsar Nicholas I around 1853, primarily because of its internal financial disarray, and its failures in several wars.

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In April 2007, The Economist described Portugal as "a new sick man of Europe" Also in 2007 a report prepared by Morgan Stanley referred to France as the "new sick man of Europe"

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The sick man of Europe.

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from the war being through all the years Tsar Nicolas I called the Ottoman Empire "The Sick Man of Europe" Since during Nicolas I's reign Russia and the Ottoman Empre were at war.

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because an animal which is very similiar to turkey only live in turkey was seen by an foreigner and taken to his own country in there they ask what is it? then the man says its turkey (which means this one comes from turkey)

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The country is now called Tanzania Blad sick man innit

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"Sick man" translates as "un homme malade"

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The term was applied to the Ottoman Empire around 1853 by tsar Nicholas I of Russia, referring to the impoverishment of the Turkish region, and its failures in several wars. Financial disarray affected the empire for most of the next 70 years, leading to its partition and occupation following World War I. The Turks again fought the Allies and established the Republic of Turkey in 1923.

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It seems that doing a google search will throw-up (no pun intended) just about every country in Europe, that has some time in it's history been labelled the 'sick man of Europe'. At the moment it is Greece that holds the label.

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the biggest turkey is 86 pounds

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the first man to shoot a male turkey was named tom

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During this time period, the Ottoman Empire was increasingly getting weaker and weaker. It's nickname was even called the "Sick Man of Europe". Every country in Europe knew that the Ottoman Empire was on its last legs and that it was only a matter of time until it collapsed, which it did after World War I.

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It's called Eiffel tower, after Gustav Eiffel, the man who built it.


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