- Mar 2012
- New Amsterdam
The Zagros mountains make me question this.Iran was splintered into small kingdoms, after collapse of Timurid empire. With no Safavids, those small kingdoms would have most likely been absorbed by the Ottomans. Alternately, they would have acknowledged Ottoman suzerainty, and remain independent. Since they couldn't rival the Ottomans, those two were the only options for them.