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What factors can explain the success of the Mughals in unifying much of the Indian subcontinent, something which had not been done since the Guptas?

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There are two major factors that can explain this success.  One is military and the other is more political.

Militarily, the Mughals had to be strong in order to conquer India.  The Mughal armies were not always as big as those of their rivals, but they...

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