Ashoka Was An Ideal Empire

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An Ideal Empire by Nick Kuranda An ideal example of leader to lead and govern empire would be Ashoka as he was a great emperor during the Mauryan empire that ruled from 273-238 BCE. He conquered much of now known India, after a war invading the nation of Kalinga that waged heavy losses on both sides (about 100,000 people), he decided to convert to Buddhism. Prior to this, Ashoka was seen as a warlord, while now he seemed a peaceful ruler due to edicts he had written on stone pillars in central areas of the empire depicting religious toleration, an idea that was fairly new to the Mauryan society, nonviolence, giving his subjects fairness, and they were treated humanely "All men are my children. As for my own children I desire that they may be provided with all the welfare and happiness of this world and of the next, so do I desire for all men as well". These ideas and the empire fell apart after Ashoka died and the Mauryan empire went into a state of escalated conflict due to the next leader not being fit to lead. Ashoka made the…show more content…
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