I probably would have told him to be rational and at least make the special tax a bit lower of a price at least. I bet it would help. I also would have told him the good aspects of my religion and negotiate that we are equal to each other.
I totally agree because he would not have discriminated the other religions. Also some people were not that rich so yes he should had made taxes lower.
I would have told him to stop the special tax and to stop making non-muslims convert to Islam because they would get all mad and turn on him and would be bad because most of the society were non-muslims.
I agree Johnathan I would have told him to take down the special tax because it just make people mad and revolt against you.I also agree because 95% of the population were non-Muslims so they could easily take you down.
I agree with this plan.This strategy is likely to work, and the non-muslims (now muslim) would not be paying tax, which would likely cause Araungzeb to become desperate for money to uphold the empire, therefore causing muslims to pay as well, revoking the special tax.
I agree with you I think that I would tell him that he is making most of his people mad. Also I would tell him he should stop being so strict and harsh with his religious tolerance cause if he is destroying there temples and forcing people to become his religion he will cut down in population lots.
I agree with Johnathan. But if he said no I would revolt.
I would have told him to not raise the taxes. Also I would have said not to make people turn into Muslims.Finally he needed a advisor to help him with the government.
I agree with Isabelle, it would be great if the taxes were lower. I also agree with the religion part, people shouldn't have been treated wrong or persecuted for their religion. People deserved to have lowered taxes and treated right for their religion.
I agree with you Alisa! It would be the responsible thing as a ruler to make people pay equally.
I would have told him to stop making non-muslims and hindus pay special taxes. It was really cruel. Who would make harmless citizens pay special taxes because of who they are?
I agree with you Delia. Because that did make the non-Muslims rebel again send him. And also because he destroyed many of there temples.
I totally agree! He was responsible for destruction of hindu temples.
I could have said many things but most of them won't convince him. Therefore I'll tell you two things that I would probably say. The first thing I would probably say is that he is making a wrong choice and all the people are unhappy. Another thing that I would say to him to make stop ruling the way he is, is that he should thing about his ancestors that made everyone in the land happy and they all had many accomplishments and almost no failures, unlike him with many failures and almost no accomplishments.
Yeah, I think the rulers are too stuck up to care. You are probably a peasant and would be executed if you disagreed to be honest.
I agree with Tony. I agree wit him because I would've told him that people are not satisfied with his taxes.
I definitely agree with you Tony, Aurangzeb Would probably kill anyone who tried to tell him that his rules were wrong. At the least he'd put them in prison.
I would have told him to stop being unfair a look at what Akbar did an how Akbar treated everyone equal or fair and you should do the same.I would have also told him to stop being cruel to the non-Muslims and treat EVERYONE with respect even if you do not like them.To treat the non-Muslims with respect he should take down the special tax.I would have got a lot of the citizens of the Mogul Empire to revolt against him because you can not have a bad ruler because they can kill your empire.
I some what also agree with Daniel, how are we supposed to convince him? He wouldn't listen to us if we weren't something big, but people could have just killed him to get a new and better empire, that's true, but he already killed almost everyone anyway.
I totally agree! He would not have listen to us if we were a non-muslim or if we were a hindu. So it would not matter anyways! Would It?
If I was alive during the rule of Arangzeb, I would have left the empire.If I was going to get treated unfairly, I would leave. It is easier to live alone, then get punished for being you.
To stop Arangzeb's policies, I would have gathered a group of people who were against it, and revolted. Refusing to pay the special tax is an option, and it is likely to work. This would work because if this 90%, at least 50%, of the population would revolt, Arangzeb would grow short on money, become desperate, and revoke the special tax
I totally agree Gabby! With a huge amount of the population, we could overwhelm Aurangzeb and get the tax revoked. Or he would realize how much he needed his people for tax and crops, to keep others alive, he may have revoked the tax. Even with a small section of the population rebelled, maybe 40%, Aurangzeb may had realized his way was wrong and stopped the special tax.
I agree Delia ! Arangzeb should have treated others fairly.
I would stop Aurangzeb in many ways. One way I would've told him that many people are very unhappy and they might form a rebellion. Another way I would've tried to stop him is my forming a small rebellion where people are just chanting stuff and not destroying anything.
I would ad gathered a small group of people who believed in the same religion as I would had, and start speaking to others and try to get them to rebel or stop paying the tax. If enough people rebelled against the tax laws, he may had revoked the tax. If all turned for the worse, his prisons would overload. Then, there wouldn't be enough food for others and he might had removed the special tax law.
I agree with you about the overloading jail part. IF you overload a jail, it would take a very long time to hold your prisoners as the process of the new jail is in place. Nice job explaining it, Lauren.
He took the fault of having the Mongol Empire being destroyed. So he should take the blame! Does anyone agree?
I would try to tell him and ask him to be a lot more sympathetic to the people in his country. I would warn him that people would rebel if he doesn't start lowering taxes and that the country would end up falling. If that doesn't work then i would try to form a group and overthrow him before it is too late.
Good point, I agree with you. I'd overthrow him too if he was mean like that. If he was a little sympathetic, the people might of liked him better. :))))))
I would 100% rebel against Aurangzeb. I would gather a load of followers of my religion and kind of do the Trojan Horse trick. Peace offerings to the ruler on an empire is always appreciated, so Aurangzeb would never see it coming. I don't know what would happen, but if a process like this were to work, (not using the Trojan Horse idea, but something like that) I would definitely have Aurangzeb in my handle.
I don't think that Aurangzeb would even listen, but I would definitely stand up for my rights. I'd tell Aurangzeb that we all deserve to have our own beliefs. And that no one should have to pay a special tax.
I agree Josie that he probably doesn't care about what they think. He better watch out before people gang up and over throw him.
I would most likely stick up for my rights and do what the non-muslims did rebel against him.I think that I would get a lot of people who would do it with me also. If it was just me I would be killed more easily. Also I would most likely fist trying to peacefully discuss it before I fight. Saying how his population would drop if he is having no religious tolerance. If he did not listen tough than I would protest.
I totally agree with you Jenna! I would have rebelled against him just like the people did. I would gather a bunch of people together to rebel. If I would have been one of the ones to die I would rather die fighting for my rights.
I would have rebelled against Aurangzeb just like the people did. He was being really evil and he deserved it. I would have gotten so angry at him but never do anything to ruin the city like some of the people did.
I think I would have told him to open his eyes and look around at all the people he is making angry. Honestly, I think he shouldn't have been left the responsibility because if you can't look out for the best of your people then you shouldn't be ruler. Plus, he's making a very bad decision angering most of his people because they could gang up and overthrow him easily like he's way out numbered.
At the time, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't take that lightly. He was too big-headed, and could possibly blow a fuse if told what to do. I would suggest taking more of a forceful approach(maybe revolting), to either drive him away out of fear, or kill him.
I mean, if he was sympathetic, your approach might have worked, but Aurangzeb was just a cruel ruler.
I agree with you Sara. He really needs to just stop and look around at all the damage done. He needs to realize that he has done. He should also probably be de-crowned as emperor
I actually disagree with you, Sara. When you said you wouldn't have left Aurangzeb as ruler, you couldn't do anything about that. First off, no one knew he was a harsh ruler, so they wouldn't have understood that he would create thees cruel policies. Usually, being crowned Emperor is passed down in the family, and since Aurangzeb was next in line, it would be very difficult to prevent him form being a ruler.
If I had the power to abolish Aurangzeb's harsh rules, I would gather people that are, too, against his rule, and revolt. We wouldn't attack him straightforward, either, we'd have to do it subliminally. If we went with the blunt approach, we'd easily be outnumbered by his guards. We'd have to somehow gain his trust (possibly by converting to Islam, like he wanted) and then revolt while he's not expecting.
To stop Aurangzeb I would have for one probably gotten a group of people to storm into his home and argue him to be better ruler. I would have maybe even had some of the people go show him an example of what he has done to the country. We would argue together that everything needs to be fixed in order to fix the empire
To stop Aurangzeb's harsh policies, I would have started a rebellion against him. Nothing doing major harm, just enough to scare him, so he will understand how the people felt. Maybe, if Aurangzeb understood how much power his people had, he would try to reason with them. If they did start a rebellion, it could show Aurangzeb their strength.
I would have told him to stop. If he did not I would make an army. Then attack him.
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