What do the Chicago Cubs and the Ottoman Empire have in common?
The last time the Cubs won the world series the Ottoman Empire was still in existence and controlled much of the Middle East. The Ottomans ruled the roost for over 600 years, spread Islam through the Mediterranean region and claimed the Islamic holy lands. The concept of Empires seems like an older idea, but there were actually quite a few in the modern world. The Ottomans didn’t break apart until 1922. Decolonization of the world didn’t become a big thing until after WW2 and I believe the last major empire to end was the British Empire in 1997.
Hope you enjoyed that fun fact for today’s Throwback Thursday :)
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