The Decline of the Ottoman and the Qing Empires

Discuss the decline of the Ottoman and Qing Empires and the reasons for this decline.

Analyze both internal and external factors that influenced these civilizations. Is it the job of the Historian to highlight the role that European civilizations played in these events? Should the Historian assign “blame”? Do you feel these events had more to do with internal issues or external (foreign) factors? Do you think Europeans played a major role in this collapse? Why? Put yourself in the role of the historian. Was this collapse inevitable? Don’t all civilizations fall at some point? How should this be portrayed?