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The Mauryan Empire (ca. 324 – 185 BCE)
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Created by Chandragupta Maurya (ruled 324 – 301 BCE) Leads forces to remove Hellenistic influence and unifies lands by 321BCE Paranoid ruler Treason suspects tortured and killed Spies, food tasters, never sleeps in same room two nights in a row
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Chandragupta’s Rule Establishes ruling principles based on: Hindu philosophy “policy of the scepter” Establishes Government Pataliputra Kingdom divided into Provinces – each ruled by a royal governor appointed by the ruler ivided into districts – each ruled by an official appointed by the royal governor Districts contain villages – each has a village leader
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The Reign of Asoka (269 -232 BCE) Initially continues brutal rule as father and grandfather had 260 BCE – Asoka converted to Buddhism because he was disturbed by his own brutality Sends out Buddhist missionaries throughout kingdom Spreads buddhism uses the principles of Buddhism in the rest of his reign
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Asoka’s Rule Issues “Rock Edicts” has several stone pillars and tablets placed throughout his kingdom outlining his new policies and ideas based on Buddhist principles appoints “officials of righteousness” who make sure that everybody treated fairly orders the building of hospitals for people and animals creates “rest stops” along roads within the Empire revises the legal code of the Empire encouraged trade and industry allowed freedom of religion within the Empire
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End of the Mauryan Empire Asoka dies in 232 BCE – Maurayan Empire starts to decline
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