Which group, migrants from Central Asia who initially lived in 400 tents in the fringes of Bithynia, managed to take advantage of political disturbances in the region to establish not only their own state, but one of the world’s preeminent empires?

Answer: The Ottomans. The Ottoman Empire existed from 1299 to 1923.

Source: Histories of Nations by Peter Furtado

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