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  • How Did Ashoka Influence The Mauryan Empire

    as a ruthless oppressor, later in life, he turned into a man of goodness and empathy. The turning point in Ashoka 's way of ruling occurred after the war against Kalinga. In 260 BCE, Ashoka waged war against a kingdom called Kalinga, located on India 's east coast and covered the modern states of Orrisa and Andhra Pradesh.[7] This effort to expand the Mauryan Empire resulted in one of the bloodiest battles in Indian history. Emperor Ashoka stopped at nothing to expand his empire during the bloody battle.[8] He led 60,000 infantries, 1,000 cavalries, and 700 war elephants to Kalinga.[9] Thus, Ashoka 's military power effortlessly overtook and demolished the Kalingan army, capturing 150,000 Kalingans and slaying 100,000 more.[10] Ashoka and his army entirely destroyed the entire region through extensive plundering.[11] Historians deduced from Ashoka’s Rock Edicts that as Ashoka proudly surveyed his newly claimed land, he began to feel deep remorse. Walking through the land, which lay littered with dead bodies and weeping families, Ashoka realized that he caused the chaos. Ashoka writes, “After we conquered the Kalingas, Beloved-of-the-Gods came to feel a strong inclination towards the Dhamma, a love for the Dhamma and for instruction in Dhamma. Now Beloved-of-the-Gods feels deep remorse for having conquered the Kalingas.”[12] Ashoka underwent a spiritual reformation when he converted to Buddhism after the Kalingan War. After Ashoka converted to Buddhism, he began to promote…

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  • Philosopher King Asoka's Legacy

    an army, expecting Asoka to die. Susima attemted to kill his half-brother, again. Asoka kills the assassin. His mother expresses concern and tells Asoka to leave the city. At his mother’s request Asoka leaves his father’s empire because of the life threatening sibling opposition for the throne. He hides his identity and demerits himself to a Magadha soldier. While Asoka is off in the wilderness he comes across the prince and princess of Kalinga who had been orphaned and were in hiding from their…

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  • Asoka The Mauryan Empire Dbq

    He spread his teachings to as far as Egypt and Syria so that all of mankind could be morally righteous. “This astonishing ruler, beloved still in India and many other parts of Asia, devoted himself to the spread of Buddha’s teachings, to righteousness and goodwill, and to the public for the good of his people.” (Document F). Asoka not only cared about the wellbeing of his people, but he also spread the teachings of Buddhism so that all can learn and prosper. When thousands died during a war,…

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  • How Did Ashoka Change The Maurya Empire

    He was said as one of the greatest king in the Indian history. Under his control, the empire extended its territories and became the largest to have ever existed in the acient Indian subcontinent, The Maurya Empire(322-185 BCE) was ruled by the Mauryan dynasty. The empire is known for its military strength, highly organized and powerful political in ancient India. Ashoka was better leader than previous kings due to the fact that he used his military power to expand the Maryann Empire and He won…

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  • Asoka DBQ

    he violently took over regions, greedily took over places for economic reasons, and because he tries earning forgiveness by giving rich gifts to the poor, how selfish. Lastly, Asoka tries to be enlightened by telling people that he is. Now let's find out why Asoka was a ruthless conqueror. For one thing, Asoka was a ruthless conqueror because in 261 B.C.E, Asoka completed his empire by violently taking over Kalinga. “As a result of this battle, there was 100,000 Kalingans killed during battle,…

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  • The Fall Of King Asoka

    how to place him onto the throne. After some time and a confrontation, Asoka opted to simply kill his older brother Sumisa. Afterwards, the Tarantha texts state that Asoka killed six of his other brothers. It was then that Asoka’s youngest brother, Tissa, realized that the only way to spare his own life would be to desert his home and join a sect of Buddhist monks, in the process throwing away any chance he once had at claiming the throne. Finally, after four years of quarrelling and killing,…

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  • King Ashoka Research Paper

    were scared of him and his brothers convinced their father, Bindusara to make Ashoka a general to the distant frontiers of the Mauryan Empire. Ashoka clearly knew that his brothers thought of him as a rival for the throne. Ashoka went to the neighboring country of Kalinga anyway. Where he met his wife who was a fisher…

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  • Importance Of Filipino Family

    impounding facility of Valenzuela City Police Station, that is located at R. Jacinto St., Canumay West, Valenzuela City underwent into a renovation and is now known as Bahay Kalinga. Bahay kalinga is known for its temporary shelter for street wanderers, founding children, those recovering from abuses and senior citizens. It is regarded as “the symbol of the City Government’s commitment to social justice and protection”. It is supervised by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO).…

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  • To What Extent Was Ashoka A Ruthless Conqueror

    Ashoka:A proved ruthless conqueror Through the conquest of india, the ruler ashoka has proven to be a ruthless conquer because of his actions towards the conquested people. For example, In the Mini-Q it told how ashoka marched his armies into the empire of kalugina to take over the empire. In the process, he caused the deaths of over 200,000 and drove out 100,00.This shows a ruthless conquer because if you can kill 200,000 people and drive out an entire nation without thinking twice, you…

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  • Similarities Between Asoka, Kim Jong-II And Adolf Hitler

    Have you ever wondered what's similar between Asoka, Osama Bin Laden, Ho Chi Minh, Kim Jong-II and Adolf Hitler? Asoka became ruler of the Mauryan empire in 268 BC and died 36 years after in 232 BC. Asoka has been know to have brought the empire to great heights and a good ruler but their is more evidences to show that he is like the other dictators in this world. This man was a cruel leader. The first thing that he did when he got into power of the Mauryan empire was to attack and capture a…

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