Qing Dynasty Vs Safag Dynasty

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8. Safavid Empire (460-461) Ismail, the ancestor of Safi al-Din, founded the Safavid Empire and used Persian methods of ruling. He expanded his region over regions such as the Iranian plateau, Caucus, and central Asia. Ismail established his political base at the tomb of Safi al-Din. In an attempt to find favor in the eyes of Turkish in the region, the Safavids decided to convert to a form of Shiism - he forced the Sunnis to convert to the religion, Twelver Shiism. Twelver Shiism was a religion where it was believed that there were twelve religious rulers after Muhammad, but the twelfth hid. Believers thought that the 12th would come back one day, and many even believed that Ismail was the 12th. The followers of this religion wore red hats…show more content…
The Ming Dynasty wanted to revert back to Confucianism because they wanted to get rid of Mongol traces, and Kangxi ruled with Confucius-like policies. Both dynasties also created irrigation systems. Although these two dynasties are similar in some aspects, they also have differences. The Ming Dynasty can be considered Chinese, but the Qing Dynasty is more like an outside dynasty because the highest positions were held by manchus, who were from Manchuria. This means that although the Chinese held high positions in the Ming dynasty, they did not in the Qing…show more content…
Osman and his followers conquered for their religion. The Ottoman rulers started a unique system - a force made up of slave fighters from the Balkans (elaborated in previous IDs). Although all three regions’ rulers were similar in the aspect that they all conquered successfully, they were also different because they often conquered different regions. Mehmed II, an Ottoman ruler, conquered Constantinople and renamed it Istanbul. Suleyman, another Ottoman ruler conquered Baghdad, the Tigris and Euphrates, and Belgrade. Suleyman made the Ottomans a naval force as well - they had control over the Aegean and Black Sea. The Safavid rulers were also very religious. They believed in Twelver Shiism (elaborated in previous IDs), and many believed that Ismail, a Safavid ruler, was 12th imam. Followers wore red hats, thus being called qizilbash. Shah Abbas the Great, another Safavid ruler was also religious, but shifted slightly away from the previous form of Twelver Shiism. Shah Abbas was successful in renovating the army and changing the location of the capital. With the army, he was able to subdue the Uzbeks and Portuguese, and conquer lands such as Mesopotamia. Babur (elaborated in previous IDs), a Mughal ruler, was also a patron of Islam. Akbar, his grandson, was a patron of syncretic religions because he desired to lessen strife between Hindu and Muslim people. Aurangzeb, another
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