For hundreds of years, in fact, the only western book on science that was allowed into the Ottoman Empire was a medical text on the treatment of syphilis.
If the Ottoman Empire had taken Vienna, it’s hard to imagine that there would have been a Renaissance or Age of Enlightenment. Human civilization could have been set back for centuries.
The differences are as stark as they would likely had been if the Nazis had won World War II.
Fortunately that didn’t happen. Europe won the decisive battle, and reason and prosperity flourished.
So they are comparing the ottoman empire to nazi germany? Nazi germany was developing technology at an unbelievble pace.. they cared about family, medicine, technology and the only books they were burning were communist and socialist books.
So what do yall think