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Emergence of Persian Empire

  • Grows out of the collapse of Safavid Dynasty (1736)
  • Turkic tribes overthrow Safavid through a federation of tribes
  • Period of instability
  • Mohammad Khan Qajar eliminates rivals and opponents with the help of Turkic tribal forces & educated Persians
  • Unifies Persia until 1925 (1794-1925)
  • Russian Expansionism (controlling land ridges between seas) leads to Russo-Persian Wars 1803
  • Nationalist response to imperialism and territory loss