By the second half of the nineteenth century, states such as the Ottoman Empire

By the second half of the nineteenth century, states such as the Ottoman Empire and Russia began to experience a wanning of power, and in some areas, declines. European states and eventually the United States, concurrently were vastly expanding their control and empire holdings. Address the following questions in a paragraph-style discussion post: 
In what ways were Russia, Japan, and Turkey changing?
What are some of the reasons that explain this rise in global dominance by the West (Europe and the US)?
How did this “imperialist” expansion differ from the period of colonization and expansion of the 16th century (review Chapters 22 and 24)?
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