My opinion on the whole England/Britain issue is this: The English were the main cultural group to dominate and make up the core of the empire that would conquer much of the world. After all, the British Empire spoke English, its capital was London, and the majority of the British citizens were English. The political entity was the British Empire. There was never such a thing as the "English Empire," as Civ always calls it. Personally, I don't care what they call it -- either name it after the dominant cultural entity (i.e. civilization) or the geopolitical entity. BUT at least be frikkin consistent. The Ottoman Empire is a geopolitical entity. Its culture base started with Turks and seat of power with the the Turks. So you can call it the Turks/Turkey/Turkish Empire (like Rise of Nations did with calling them Turks) if you want a culturally-based name (and fyi, the Ottoman Empire was often referred to as "Turkey" even before the modern republic)... or the Ottomans/Ottoman Empire if you want the geopolitical. Unfortunately, Civ went with one for one option, and the other for the other option. That kind of blows my mind.