Ashoka the 3 rd ruler of the Empire engaged in military campaigns and expand

Ashoka the 3 rd ruler of the empire engaged in

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Ashoka, the 3 rd ruler of the Empire engaged in military campaigns and expand boundaries of the Empire. Weakened by dynastic disputes and expenses for large army. Collapsed from pressure of attacks in the northwest
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-Despite collapse, showing signs of strong economic, cultural and intellectual. Royalty supported scientists. Series of foreign power dominated northwest extending influence east and south. Went into political fragmentation. Military actions was mostly motivated by beliefs. (Conquest of Kalinga) Absence in authority, middle class gains political power. Empire and Gupta rose as they extended political control over India. Guptas After the decline of Kushan and Satauahana, the Gupta Empire emerged from Ganges Plain. Controlled most of Indian subcontinent of military force, and center of sophisticated culture. Modeled itself very much like the Mauryans. “Persuade” others to follow their lead by showing organizations and beauty of life at the capital and royal court. Even though they adopted the same things as the Mauryan Empire, government and intelligence network was smaller and less pervasive. Monarchs never controlled territories as extensive as Mauryans. Strong army because of great horsemanship. Empire fell from the Huns, nomadic invaders and stole booty. - Parts of the empire still lived on as small centers of power led by warrior dynasties Artisans guilds played influential role in political, economic, and religious life. Also went in political fragmentation. Fostered knowledge and arts unlike the Mayrun Empire. Interaction between humans and the environment -Demography and disease -Migration -Patterns of settlement -Technology India Invaders and migrating people passes through from northern corridor, which were mountain barrier of Kush, Thar Desert of Indus River.
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