(A) High levels of palace intrigue and violent fights for succession to the throne
(B) Limited public roles for women
(C) Adherence to Shia and not Sunni Islam
(D) Growing interaction with maritime Western powers
(E) Architectural and artistic splendor
(A) North Africa
(B) Middle East
(E) Balkan peninsula
(A) It was composed of young men taken from conquered lands as children and conscripted for training in military arts.
(B) It relied on gunpowder musketry and artillery for weaponry.
(C) It intervened in dynastic succession disputes more frequently over the years.
(D) It launched successful invasions of Central Europe culminating with the sack of Vienna.
(E) It carried out operations against foreign enemies and also served an internal police function.
(A) State-sponsored trade missions to the New World
(B) Intensified taxation of the subcontinent's Hindu majority
(C) Assimilation of central Asian nomads into high posts in the ruling bureaucracy
(D) Prohibition of sati
(E) Lifting of the majority of the Indian population out of poverty
(A) The principle of limited monarchy and representative bodies was established.
(B) More accurate maps were produced.
(C) Universal manhood suffrage became the norm in feudal societies.
(D) Parliamentary rule replaced monarchy across the West.
(E) Increasingly, females came to wield political power.
(A) Holy Roman Empire
(B) Bactrian Empire
(C) Byzantine Empire
(D) Visitoth Kingdom