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Why was Persia conquered by nomadic tribes?

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    Posted: 17-May-2018 at 17:31
 Many reason have been mentioned  for that question but when I think about the conquest of an ancient civilization by nomadic tribes who had just integrated under a new ideology or religion in Arabia and when I also think that Persians were somehow dissolved in the reign of that ideology despite long and somehow severe resistance, and when again emerge as a great  Persian Empire, they adopted  that new ideology (although transformed into Shia Islam)  ,  it occurs to my mind that the battle was eventually between the two ideologies: Islam and Zoroastrianism rather than between the two nations. Bearing in mind that Persians had emerged as Persian Empire with the same ideology (Zoroastrianism) after the invasion of Alexander the Great.
 If so, what were the foibles or weak points of ancient ideologies or religions such as Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism or Mithraism that eventually declined or totally disappeared in contrast with other religions such as Islam, Christianity, Hinduism or Buddhism?
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The Islamic conquest of Persia was not the first time Iran was conquered by "nomads".    Since the dawn of history Iran was subject to conquests by nomads.    For instance the Elamites were supplanted by the early Persians.   According to the Avestan tradition, the Turans overran and dominated eastern Iran for a time.    After Alexander, the Scythic Dahaean tribe of the Parni first conquered Parthia and hence became known as "Parthians" who then conquered the rest of Iran.   

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