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The Mughal Empire

Post by Hellorp on Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:17 am

THE MUGHAL EMPIRE



Zones of Control and Claims:

Orange: Delhi
Red: Agra
Yellow: Calcutta

Capital City: Delhi

Government Information:

Head of State: His Royal Highness, Shah Akbar III

Head of Government: Prime Minister Rafi Ibrahim

The Empire is an Absolute Monarchy; the government is appointed at the will of the Shah, who also commands the army. However, the petty feudal lords still retain an unusual degree of autonomy, and regionalism remains a strong force.

Economic System: State Capitalism

Ruling Party: Conservaties

History:

The Mughal Empire crushed the rival Mahratha Empire in a series of successful wars during the last two decades of the 17th century; the Maharathas were destroyed before they could ever become powerful enough to topple their enemies, and the Mughal Empire survives. Unchallenged, the Mughals supressed all other opposition to their rule and retained their military power. United under Imperial rule, the Empire’s people begin to develop a sense of collective identity, and regionalism is replaced by nationalism. In the following century, the economic growth and prosperity of the 1600s continues.

As the Empire’s prosperity rises, it begins to expand its trade with foreign powers. Closer contact with the outside world brings an influx of modern ideas and technology, and the pace of modernization increases throughout the 18th century.

Beginning with the reign of Muhammad Shah in 1719, the monarchy began to actively challenge the power of the landed nobility. With the expansion and modernization of the bureaucracy, the Mughal Empire began to transform from a feudal state into a modern, centralized nation. Most important of all was the establishment of a large, professional army equipped with modern weapons, which allowed the Shah to easily quell any protests the nobles might have to his reforms; however, their opposition was not broken.  

Despite its emergence as a prosperous modern state, internal divisions still grip the Empire. Old feudal loyalties are still strong in many areas, and many are now calling the absolute nature of the regime into question, despite its relative pluralism. There is no semblance of a representative government in the Mughal Empire; the Shah holds absolute power. Whether he will be able to retain that power in the face of an increasingly politically conscious population remains to be seen.

Religion:
Though the official state religion is Islam, the majority of the population is Hindu. The state exercises a great deal of religious tolerance, and Hindus are allowed to hold senior positions in the bureaucracy and military.
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Re: The Mughal Empire

Post by Appe96 on Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:26 am

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The Austronesian Empire would like to set up an embassy in Mughal Empire, to encourage future friendly relations and mutual understanding.
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