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    practice dharma, but still allowed them to practice their own beliefs. Through this, he set an example for other rulers to respect the citizens, and to practice religious tolerance.[35] This shows that Ashoka underwent a deep change in lifestyle and worldview after his religious epiphany. Ashoka’s leadership qualities contain actions towards the progress of society, religion, and culture, but he enhanced the economic nature of his empire too. Emperor Ashoka decreased taxes for common people in order to increase agricultural production.[36] This resulted in agricultural surplus that helped multiply trading routes throughout the kingdom. The highlight of these routes existed as the one thousand-mile long highway that stretched from Pataliputra to Taxila. Pataliputra remains in the Indian state of Bihar, and Taxila falls in Pakistan. In a modern viewpoint, this remains a huge achievement for Ashoka, considering that it takes an eight hour plane ride to get from Bihar to Taxila.[37] This highway increased trading networks and communication, leading to crop diffusion. Additionally, this created a more varied diet, allowing a rise in available foods, which lengthened the farming season, and also heightened the economy of Emperor Ashoka Maurya’s kingdom.…

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    One of the key components of any successful civilization throughout history is political control. It has proven itself absolutely necessary when it comes to maintaining order in any society. Political organization began to become much more elaborate during the Classical period, offering government leaders more control over the population. We see many different approaches to maintaining this control throughout the classical period civilizations. The Classical period Han and Mauryan dynasty…

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    Although the Persian and Mauryan empires differed in the religion they adopted and ruled in accordance with, they were similar in their advancements in science and technology and their use of materials and types of architectural structures they built because similar ideas of what materials were the most sustainable and what was the most extravagant and impressive structures applied throughout Eastern World. These differences and similarities defined the development of the Persian and Mauryan…

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    Rise Of The Mauryan Empire

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    The Mauryan Empire is one of the earliest Indian empires. The empire began in 321 BCE when Chandragupta seized power from the Nandas in Northern India and took control of the capital city Pataliputra. The Mauryan Empire then expanded under the rule of Chandragupta's grandson, Ashoka, who would unify India under one ruler for the first time and became the most dominant ruler of India until the nineteenth century CE. The rise of the Mauryan Empire and Ashoka's key role in its expansion and…

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    construction etc. Mauryan Judicial System As regards the judicial system, the king was the head of the judiciary and he himself was the judge. He was the highest court of appeal and personally listened to appeals from the people. However, since the Mauryan Empire was huge, it was not possible for the king to solve each and every case. So, he appointed many judges subordinate to him to hear the cases. Ordinary petty cases were generally adjudicated by the village headman. However during Ashoka’s…

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    King In Ancient India

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    Originating from the kingdom of Magadha in the Indo-Gangetic plains of modern Bihar, Eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bengal, the empire's capital city was at Pataliputra. It was the first empire that was able to unite all of India. Chandragupta was a general who overthrew the ruling Dynasty of the Nanda kingdom and expanded the empire rapidly westwards across central and western India. Chandragupta’s successors continued his policies of expansion through war, creating the world’s largest empire at…

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    Dharma? The founder of Buddhism, was Siddhartha Gautama. He came from a kshatriya family but gave up his position and inheritance to seek salvation. He was born about 563 B.C.E. in a small tribal state governed by his father in the foothills of the Himalayas. About 534 B.C.E. Gautama left his wife and family and the comforts of home to lead the existence of a holy man. He wandered throughout the Ganges valley searching for spiritual enlightenment and an explanation for suffering. He sought…

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    In 304 BCE Pataliputra (modern day Patna) Shubhadrang and Bindusara had a child and they named him Ashoka. Ashoka was an Indian emperor of the Mauryan dynasty. When he grew up he was a very bold, troublesome and a very cruel man. Ashoka was very interested in war and fighting. According to legend Ashoka had killed a lion a wooden stick. He was given a nickname called “Chand Ashoka” which meant “Ashoka the fierce”. Ashoka’s brothers were scared of him and his brothers convinced their father,…

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    Yazel Myhoob 2 October 2017 Identify #4 Ashoka- Ashoka lived in ancient India and played an important role as the ruler of Maurya from 268 to 232 BC. Ashoka conquered Kalinga due to his interest in their powerful trade systems and sought to force his rule upon the people of Kalinga, modern-day Orissa. Ashoka eventually conquered Kalinga and had almost asserted his rule over the whole continent. Pataliputra was crowned as the capital city of Maurya after Kalinga was conquered. Brahmins-…

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    Persia, Rome, South Asia. B. Imperial governments projected military power over large areas using a variety of techniques: diplomacy, developing supply lines; building fortifications, defensive walls, and roads; drawing new groups of military officers and soldiers from local populations or conquered peoples. C. Much of the success of the empires rested on their promotion of trade and economic integration by building and maintaining roads and issuing currencies. III. Unique social and…

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