What were the significant cultural contributions 1. What were the significant cultural contributions of Ottoman art? 2. What make Akbar "great"? Compare and contrast Akbar to England's Elizabeth and China's Kangxi. Which of the three was most successful in the short term? In the long term? 6. Why did Europe become the engine for rapid global change in the seventeenth and eighteenth century rather than China or some other non-Western society? 7. Discuss the positive and the negative contributions of Napoleon to the French Revolution and to Europe generally in the early nineteenth century. Would France and Europe have been better off if he had never attained political power? Why or why not?