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When the Abbasid and Ottoman declines are compared, all of the following are true EXCEPT:
They both failed to develop a clear principal of succession leading to political power-struggles.
They both faced the displeasure of religious minorities living in their empires.
They both experienced intervention of mercenary soldiers and slave armies in politics.
They both dealt with peasant and townspeople revolts due to oppression by the landed aristocracy.
They both dealt with powerful threats from the West.