o Gupta Hinduism is uniting force Enforcing strict social system Caste System

O gupta hinduism is uniting force enforcing strict

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o Gupta: Hinduism is uniting force. Enforcing strict social system “Caste System” III. The Major Rewards of Empire: a. Economic rewards, reaped especially in the early years and redistributed to the elite and often to all levels of the citizenry. o Rome: citizenship led to recognition of place in society, possible government and military positions of leadership, opportunities for merchants, Roman-style urbanism for new towns and cities. o Han: land for supporters, expansion of established cities, creation of new capital storehouses of food when supplies fell. o Gupta: advances in arts and sciences, mathematics, iron use, trade increased. b. Population increase, often supported by the government and its ideology o Rome: population increased as new lands with more people were conquered. o Han: population increased as new land was colonized by Chinese farmers. o Gupta: increased with prosperity and young marriage of women. IV. Empires Fall because: a. The ideology of expansion and conquest fueled attempts at conquest beyond practical limits. o Rome: military service became less desirable as soldiers lost land; recruits of “foreigners” to keep numbers of soldiers up led to dissatisfaction; tax revenues fell, so government failed to pay soldiers fully; safety within empire and on borders declined.
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