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Change Overtime: Classical Civilization

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1: By: Kierian Beasley Maps/final arrangement Kacie McCleland India Kate Novak and China Alexius Lehmkuhl The Mediterranean

2: India | Yellow striped area= boundaries of the Maurya Empire Brown doted area=boundaries of Gupta Empire Blue areas=early agricultural areas

3: The Red arrows= Hun invasions, that started in the North of India, but then went to the central India in the 5th century The Blue arrows= invasion of Arabs in the Northwest frontier

4: Time line: | 327 B.C.E.: Alexander the Great pushed into Northwestern part of India 322-298 B.C.E.:Reign of Chandragupta Maurya; unifies most of subcontinent 269-232 B.C.E.:Reign of Ashoka; conversion to Buddhism from Hinduism 220 C.E.: Collapse of the invading Kushan Empire 320 C.E: Gupta Empire established, expanded influence without war, period of political stability 535 C.E:Gupta Empire over thrown by the Huns

5: Spread of Buddhism: Buddhism spread through the region of today India Fall of Gupta Empire: Huns invaded and destroyed the gupta empire | 1. Ashoka was able to use Buddhism to justify him keeping his power 2.Citizens were able to believe finding eternal happiness 3. Hinduism and Buddhism were allowed to co-exist together 1.Trade decreased 2.The Gupta empire focused on expansion | Themes/Changes:

6: Yellow striped area= boundaries of han empire red dotted area= boundaries of Qin empire | China

7: the red arrows= Spread of Buddhism Buddhism spread from india, to western china, and eventually to the rest of the civilization

8: 210 B.C.E.: Shi Huangdi died and Qin dynasty fell 202 B.C.E.: Lui Bang took power and started the Han dynasty 140 B.C.E.: Emperor Wu Ti came to power supported Confucianism and soon became dominant ideology 140B.C.E.: Emperor Wu Ti supported Confucianism 68C.E.: Emperor Mingdi sent his official to central Asia to learn more about Buddhism and he came back with Buddhist monks 220C.E.: Decline of Han dynasty weakened Confucian ideology and Buddhism took up the slack and spread throughout China | Time line:

9: Trade: China was isolated from the other civilizations of the world. There was no contact or trade with the other civilizations. How Rulers Ruled: Zhou dynasty rulers ruled through alliances with regional princes and nobles. They didn’t have complete control over everything. | The expansion of the Han dynasty into India and contact with the Pathrain Empire. Developed trade with other civilizations and established trade routes on land, such as the Silk Road, and on water. Alliances with the princes and nobles fell apart and the Zhou dynasty fell. Shi Huangdi took control of the Empire. Emperors become sole rulers of the Empire and had total control of the armies and lands | Themes/Changes:

10: Teal criss crossed area= the Roman Empire The red area= Greece | Mediterranean

11: The Green Lines are the trade routes of the Mediterranean

12: Time line: | 323 BC- Alexander the Great dies; his reign was over, the Hellenistic Period began, bringing back, and allowing culture to grow 323 BC- The Hellenistic Period begins, Greek art and culture merged together, allowing culture to grow. 332 BC- Alexandria was built as a center for learning, which helped literature grow, along with culture. 180 CE- Rome begins to decline, Plagues and diseases spread, causing the population to decrease, and military to weaken as they had fewer people to strengthen their military forces, causing invasions easier on nomadic people. 400 CE- Invasions of nomadic people began, The invasions of nomadic people, along with internal problems that were going on before invasions began, farther weakened the government, causing it to eventually collapse. 476 BC- Romes government fell

13: Fall of the Military: Military forces weakened over time Spread of Christianity: Christianity became more popular and spread throughout the region | 1. Plagues brought by trade spread through out the region; decreasing population 2.. People became more pleasure seeking, having fewer children 3. Germanic militarys used to strengthen the military and protect the region | 1. Constantine uses new religion to unitew empire, citizens become part of new beginning 2. Hope for a better life after death, gave them something to live fro 3. Culture changed in terms of women and slaves, clasical values still kept in languages | Themes/Changes:

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  • Title: Change Overtime: Classical Civilization
  • Analysising the change over time in the classical civilizations of East Asia (China), Sout Asia (India) and the Mediterranean
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