The Mughal Empire emerged in the 16th century. In the Mughal Empire the emperor ruled with absolute power. The emperor was God's representative on earth and therefore was an interpreter of the Islamic Law. The empire built itself around its strong armies. The Mughal's emperor constantly built alliances with neighbours. Ways in which the Mughal's became alliances with people were either threat or intermarriage. They invaded new territory with their strong armies, which gave them new resources, new armies and much more money.