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Unformatted text preview: central vs. local stronger local power (village chief/assembly) stronger central power (with local rule also) recruitment of personnel limited to members of Brahmin and Kshyatriya groups system of state exams evolved to prevent aristocratic monopoly state’s role in economy state involved in key enterprises (mining, forestry, clothmaking) state involved in key enterprises; also freely conscripted labor examples of empire Mauryan (324-184 B.C.E.), Gupta (320-550), Mughal (1530-1707, or 1858) Ch’in (Qin, 221-206 B.C.E.), Han (207 B.C.E. - 220 C.E.), etc....
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