Why Did The Safavid Decline

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Surprisingly, the Safavid rapidly declined after the rule of Abbas I, despite being at its peak. Several of his Abbas’ advisors plotted to take control of the throne and prevented any legitimate heir succeeding the throne, otherwise, the empire would have lasted much longer than it did. High state officials appointed his grandson to the throne, someone easily manipulated, after Abbas’ death. From that point on, the succession of leaders could not maintain or return the empire to its glory days. Furthermore, the trend of isolating princes in atmospheres of luxury and intrigue led to a decline in Safavid rulers. Too few able leaders like Abbas II came to halt the decline. In addition, internal strife including, factional disputes and rebellions
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