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    Your go.
    Had hoped it would take a little longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Brewster View Post
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    Had hoped it would take a little longer.
    You are from the Netherlands, you post an image of a flood, how hard would that be?

    Anyway...
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    The establishment of the Society of Friends, marked by the oath of its three founders. The Society of Friends was a rebellous carbonari-like organisation with very naughty intentions over the territorial integrity of the Ottoman Sultanate.

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    Some image searching led me to this thingy, from which I google-translated, found the name Giorgikis Olympios, searched him up which lead me to think this is founding of the "Friendly Society" or Filiki Eteria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdülmecid I View Post
    The establishment of the Society of Friends, marked by the oath of its three founders.
    Correct.


    Quote Originally Posted by Abdülmecid I View Post
    The Society of Friends was a rebellious carbonari-like organization with very naughty intentions over the territorial integrity of the Ottoman Sultanate.
    Or you could say that their intentions over the territorial propriety of the Ottoman Sultanate were corrective.


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    Next one is a historical event that was eventually more influential on literature than geopolitics.
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    Well it says it in the title. 1679, Ottoman prisoners near king Louis XIV. of France, who at that time tried to get them to attack the Austrians ultimately leading to the great battle of Vienna.

    I don't actually know what influence on French literature you're specifically referring to, but I'd assume this is the Turks giving him some gifts to cement the alliance?

    Generally speaking, French orientalism is more seen to have been triggered by the 1669 visit of Suleiman Agha.

    EDIT: Did it have an influence on La Fontaines fables of Bidpai?
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    Well the caption is misleading. The turban-wearing gentlemen are neither Ottomans nor prisoners. Their meeting with the Sun King was the inspiration for a famous literary work.

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    Wild guess here:
    Is it the Moroccan embassy of Mohammed Tenim?

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    Embassy sent by Tahmasp II in 1715 to Louis XIV.

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    Well done, exactly! The embassy was led by Mehmed Riza Begh, under the orders of the Safavid Shah, to establish relations with the French Kingdom. Their goal mainly concerned trade, but also the formation of an anti-Ottoman alliance (although they usually preferred the Hapsburgs for this purpose). The negotiations were fruitful, although the diplomatic representation of Persia in France gradually declined, as the former was troubled by foreign invasions, coups and rebellions, in almost the entirety of the 19th century. The Lettres persanes, on the other hand, fascinated the French and sparked the birth of a great interest over the "exotic Orient". Only one correction, the ruling monarch was Sultan Huseyn and not Tahmasp. Tahmasp only gained the throne after his father was deposed by the Afghans and mainly served as a figurehead, under the authority of the more powerful military.

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    Inspired by current judicial events...



    Quote Originally Posted by Abdülmecid I View Post
    Only one correction, the ruling monarch was Sultan Huseyn and not Tahmasp.
    Oops...
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