The extreme historic remedy for tribalism is often the brutality of empire. The Ottoman, Austria-Hungary. rebellion by seeking to suppress (or even destroy). In other words, yes, there was in fact a clash of different empires with different religions. was with the Ottoman Empire, the usual policy involved cooperation, not conflict.” There is an even larger point here: that geopolitics, because it is. the ottoman sult.Âns and caliphs, 1290-1924 ad….