The tanzimat reforms were only partially successful and did not halt the ottoman decline decline of ottoman empire until the 18th century the ottoman turks were at least as powerful as the great european powers.
Called -tanzimat tanzimat is turkish for reorganization, and was a program that based itself on the changes started by sultan mahmud 2 the actual program was started under sultan abdülmecid 1, and corrupted and destroyed by sultan abulaziz the tanzimat program was one of highest importance to the ottoman empire.
The tanzimat reforms were carried out between 1830 and 1870 in the ottoman empire they were a wide ranging series of educational, political and economic reforms they were an attempt at modernisation to stop the decline of ottoman power.
The tanzimat reforms were directed at europe to suggest that the ottoman empire belonged among the european nations as well as a commitment to transform the empire based on european models the reforms also marked initial changes that would define an ottoman subject, as opposed to a muslim, christian, or jewish subject of the empire, and abolished the dhimmi status accorded to non-muslim subjects. The self-strengthening movement was a 19th-century push to modernise china, particularly in the fields of industry and defence foreign imperialism in china, its defeat in the second opium war (1860), the humiliating treaty of tientsin and the taiping rebellion (1850-1864) all exposed the dynasty.
During the tanzimat period, the government's series of constitutional reforms led to a fairly modern conscripted army, banking system reforms, the decriminalization of homosexuality, the replacement of religious law with secular law and guilds with modern factories the ottoman ministry of post was established in constantinople on 23 october 1840. Tanzimat reforms series of reforms passed by the ottoman empire between 1839 and 1876 reforms aimed to encourage ottomanism among the many ethnic groups that lived in the ottoman empire and to prevent the slow decline of the empire the reforms tried, but failed, to integrate non-muslims and non-turks more thoroughly into the ottoman society.