While researching into the Jalayirids and Kara Koyunlu, I keep coming across materials that state while the two dynasties certainly displayed shiite sympathies, this was a period of time where the "monarchs" religion didn't necessarily dictate the religion of his subjects. This got me thinking about our current shiite vs sunni dichtomy. Should it really be as strict as we show it? The Il-Khanate was Sunni under one ruler, switched to Shiite under another and then switched back under a third. Additionally, the Jalayirids are noted for having made marriages with non-Shiite states. I'm wondering if the shiite-sunni split as portrayed in EU2 is a sign of sunni-shiite relations in the Safavid era and I wonder if the turn in relations/restrictions should take place in the early 16th century. Does anyone have any knowledge about this?