Essay The Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires

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The Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal societies all relied on bureaucracies that drew inspiration from the steppe traditions of Turkish and Mogol people and from the heritage of Islam, they adopted similar policies, they looked for ways to keep peace in their societies which were made up of different religious and ethnic backgrounds, and they were associated with literary and artistic talents. Military and religious factors gave rise to all three of these empires.
The Ottoman Empire: The Ottoman dynasty, in which, was named for its founder Osman Bey, a leader of a band of semi-nomadic Turks who migrated to northwestern Anatolia in the thirteenth century. Osman and his followers sought to become ghazi warriors who fought for their faith.
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He did not believe in religious tolerance and he tried to convert back to Islam. This only hurt his authority causing rebellion and resistance among the Moghal people.
The Ottoman and the Safavid were into the foreign trading, whereas, the Mughal ruler had no interest in foreign trade. The Ottomans were Christians and Jews; the Safavids were Zoroastrian, Jewish, and Christians; and the Mughals were mostly Hindus, with many Muslims, and some Zoroastrian, Jains, Christians, and Sikhism. The Ottoman and Mughal palaces were rather large and extravagant compared to the Safavid palace that was quite small.
By the eighteenth century the Safavid Empire was gone completely, and the Ottoman and Mughal empires were severely hurting. At the end of each empire the rulers were incompetent or irresponsible when it came to attending to affair of the state. They all had so much religious tension because there were so much different religions in each empire that they were moving away from the ways of Islam instead of towards it. Foreign trade was decreasing or the Europeans were gaining control over the trade routes, so this causes economic stresses. The wars caused the empires to exhaust there resources and were not able to replenish them. In turn, they did not want to improve in their military technologies. Technology was passing them by because they were out of the loop. The empires only