Discuss the Social Impacts after the fall of Constantinople

It can truly be asserted that the major social impacts or effects after the falling of the Constantinople was actually the reduction of the “Greek Christian population” to just a secondary status that was based in the Ottoman Empire. As a result, majority of the Christians were both teased and ragged in the streets. Indeed, the impacts of this reduction in population are still depicted today in the hatred in which the Greeks posed towards Turks (Drakopoulou, 2005). In addition to that, it is also prudent to note that the “fall of Constantinople” was also a great symbolization of the victory of the Islam over the Christendom. It is actually this freedom that made each and every Muslim to highly believe that God was not only on their side but also made them to strongly believe that they were the real chosen ones. Another significant social impact that arose as a result of the fall of the Constantinople was that it marked the shifting of the “Christianities Control” over the “Turkish Area” as well as the beginning or start of the Muslim Rule.

It is prudent to note that the “fall of Constantinople” also marked the start of the Modern Age in Christendom. Indeed, one of the most deafening symbols of a change in religion that was so significant at that time was the “Hagia Sophia church” that was ultimately changed or altered into a Mosque. This was done shortly after the fall and it was executed under the orders of Sultan Mehmed II. It is also worth noting that the “Fall of Constantinople” as well as the ultimate creation of the “Ottoman Empire” had immense impacts on the entire Europe that was Christian and this was unlike the “Muslim Ottoman Empire” (Drakopoulou, 2005). The extension of the Ottoman control was thus deemed as being a significant threat towards Western or Christina civilizations by Western Europeans.