History Chapter 24

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Akbar was considered one of the greatest statesmen that ever came from Asia. He took over the thrown of the Mughal Muslim Indian Dynasty from his grandfather, Babur. He ruled the Mughal Empire from 1556 – 1605. Akbar earned the title as Akbar the Great because of his many accomplishments that he was able to set forth as ruler of the Mughal Muslim Indian Dynasty.

While Akbar was ruler, the Mughal Empire controlled most of the Indian subcontinent it was located on by over taking their enemies and expanding their empire. Akbar also created a well organized central government, by developing a bureaucracy to run the government. He also introduced some reforms to the society. However, one of Akbar’s greatest accomplishments was ruling a government that included different faiths. Akbar himself was Muslim and the empire was predominantly Muslim however, he allowed all faiths within his empire. Akbar worked towards creating an ethically equal society. With most of his subjects being Hindus, they were given the same opportunities as the Muslim’s to obtain the highest level of government posts.

Akbar the Great’s accomplishments could be compared to those of Suleiman the Magnificent, who ruled the Ottoman Government from 1520 – 1566. Similar to that of Akbar, the Ottoman Empire also grew in size under the reign of Suleiman.

Suleiman also created a well organized government, which was divided into secular bureaucracy, religious bureaucracy, and chancery. The Ottoman Empire was predominantly a Muslim religion however; one of the main differences between Akbar and Suleiman was the treatment of other religions within their empires. While Akbar allowed all faiths to practice their religious beliefs within the Mughal Empire, the Ottoman Empire’s treatment of other religions varied over time.

Both the Mughal Empire and the Ottoman Empire are strikingly similar. Both reached its peak during the reigns of Akbar the Great and Suleiman the Magnificent. Also, both empires...
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