the paper should be 3-5 pages in length, double-spaced. Standard rules for grammar and style should be incorporated as well as standard rules for citation. The paper should cover the following: the suspension of the Ottoman Constitution of 1876 by Abdul Hamid II ushered in a period of autocratic rule for 30 years. What were Abdul Hamid's motivations for such action and was his dissolution of the Ottoman Constitutional system an irrational act by a tyrant? What were the consequences of Abdul Hamid's approach, particularly with respect to the governing dissent in the empire? Who led the opposition and what was the ensuing result?