Akbar The Great Absolutism

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Absolutism Paper There has been many different absolute rulers in history, but all those rulers believed in absolute power. Divine right theory is the idea that kings were god’s representative on Earth. This theory lead people to believe that obedience to the king was obedience to god. People believed the king could do no wrong which gave kings power over all. All decisions the king made were final, they controlled the law making body, all foreign affairs, while the people of the country were left with no voice. To be a great absolute leader, one must strengthen his land and government instead of using his absolute power for his own selfish reasons. In the past, there have been many terrible absolute leaders, but there also has been some great absolute leaders. The greatest absolute ruler that we studied was Akbar the Great due to his…show more content…
Akbar was not a man of one religion. He was universal and believed that everyones religious views should be respected. As I mentioned earlier, Akbar earned the Hindu populations trust by abolishing Secratian taxes. Akbar also took up many ways on Hindu lifestyle to show his openness towards their religion. He also tried to understand others religions beliefs as well so he could work on getting all religions equality in his empire. Although Akbar was open to his people practicing all religions, he was an orthodox Muslim. His main goal religiously was to make sure that the differing religions in his empire would remain peaceful and not interfere with politics or the economy. In order to keep this peace, Akbar created a religion called ‘Din-i-ilahi’ (god-ism). This religion was a combination of Islamic, Hindu, Christian, and Buddhism, although this religious did not spread and ended when he passed away. He preached that there was one god with many faces, in order to satisfy many of the religious in the Mughal empire and have universal

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