It's come up a few times before that the current transition from the Ottoman Empire to Turkey is a bit unfair, and that ideally there would be an alternate path for the OE to become a sort of "multicultural confederation" as some liberals of the time envisioned.
Now, I've seen a few of the events that were written to try and address this-- most recently Orinsul's events in the tweakpack-- and the main problem with them is they mostly rely on adding every culture within the OE as accepted (whether all at once or individually). Thing is, that's incredibly overpowered. Not only are those cultures likely to rebel afterwards, the amount of military units the OE can recruit from those cultures skyrockets. So I'm wondering what the solution is, and to that end it might be good to open a conversation about it. I don't pretend to have any special knowledge of the Ottomans, after all, other than what Wikipedia tells me.
Currently, the OE has a few decisons/events not related to the Oriental Crisis and the Congress of Berlin:
* Tanzimat Reforms: decision that reduces militancy and con in non-Turkish pops, available when the OE is still absolute monarchy and both general militancy and consciousness raise above 3.
* Kanun-i-Esasi: decision that reduces militancy and raises con, grants +5 prestige, available upon researching Nationalism & Imperialism.
* The "Young Ottomans" event, which fires around 3 years after the Kanun-i-Esasi decision is fired if the OE is still absolute monarchy and liberals have 10% support. If the Young Ottomans' demands for reform are refused, there's a bonus to militancy and con for liberals as well as a bump in their landed voting support. If agreed, the OE gets the landed voting reform (making it Prussian Constitutionalism) and there's a bump in militancy and con for reactionary pop (and a reduction in the same for liberals). Historically this fledgling democracy only lasted a few years until the sultan revoked it (until the Young Turk revolution in 1908) but none of that's modeled as events.
How often are these events seen? I'm not sure. Either way, the transition from the Ottoman Empire to Turkey is a bit more complicated than that... and currently the only thing that's provided is an event that fires should the OE ever be a non-monarchy which removes Bedouin, Mashriqi and Kurdish as accepted cultures and removes all cores outside of modern Turkey. A bit simplistic, perhaps, primarily as Turkey really lost most of those cores as a result of both the Congress of Berlin and their dismantling after WW1. So perhaps that part of it could even be set aside in favor of dealing with the cultural struggle-- some might say the OE's reforms came too late, but perhaps it might have been possible for the country to become a progressive monarchy. And what should happen if the monarchy is overthrown?
I have some thoughts on this, but I'll hold off in case anyone has some of their own first.