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The Ottoman Empire also known by its contemporaries since the Turkish Empire. was an Islamic empire that lasted from 1299 to November 1,  July 24, 1923 It was succeeded by the Republic of Turkey,which was officially proclaimed on October 29, 1923. At the height of its power (16th–17th centuries), the empire spanned three continents, controlling much of Western Asia, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Caucasus, and North Africa. The Ottoman Empire contained 29 provinces and numerous vassal states, a few of which were later absorbed into the empire, while others gained various forms of autonomy during the course of centuries.

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