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Journal Question. Which Civilization would you like to learn more about?. Mauryan Empire. Mauryan Empire (250 BC). 1 st leader – Chandragupta Maurya Unifies and expands into North India Put together an army of: 600,000 soldiers (on foot) 30,000 soldiers on horse back

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journal question

Journal Question

Which Civilization would you like to learn more about?

mauryan empire 250 bc
Mauryan Empire (250 BC)
  • 1st leader – Chandragupta Maurya
    • Unifies and expands into North India
    • Put together an army of:
      • 600,000 soldiers (on foot)
      • 30,000 soldiers on horse back
      • 9,000 elephants
        • To clothe, feed, and pay these troops he levied high taxes
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Mauryan Empire
  • Asoka – Brought the Mauryan Empire to its greatest heights –
    • Had a change of heart after the battle of Kalinga where 100,000 troops and civilians were killed – changed to Buddhism and began to spread Buddhism in the empire, (p190)
    • Urged religious freedom
    • Built many roads
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH63aG1af5E
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Asoka
  • Built many roads that resulted in:
    • Improved condition of older roads
    • Improved communication in the empire
    • Build rest houses along the roads
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Asoka
  • His actions demonstrated his concern for his subjects but his policies of toleration and nonviolence failed to hold together the empire after his death
gupta empire
Gupta Empire
  • Chandra Gupta – was the founder of the Gupta Empire
    • He came to power through marriage not from winning a battle or invading a country
    • Fact – he had a network of spies and assassins that would protect him like the modern day things you see in the movies.
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Gupta Empire
  • Chandra Gupta II – 375AD-415
    • The Golden Age
      • Village life was good
      • He improved trade with Asia
      • He expanded the empire to the Med sea
      • Achievements in
        • arts
        • Religious thought
        • Science
end of the gupta empire
End of the Gupta Empire
  • After Gupta II died – new invaders threatened from the north.
    • HUNAS (Related to the Huns) invaded
    • Central Asian Nomads also invaded
    • End of the empire in535
saddhartha gautama
Saddhartha Gautama
  • Founder of Buddism
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