South Asia Religion

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The religion and beliefs of empires in East and South Asia have been a decisive force in the fate of these regions. Ultimately, religion can be a key factor in the collapse or success of an empire, such as Persia, Han, Qin, India and other civilization within the region. In 600 BC to 600 CE, many belief systems within East and South Asia have created conflicts as well as united the people. The Buddhist who spread from South Asia to East Asia created much change in the way some civilization ruled their country but also caused persecution because of clashing views. Buddhism and its followers have caused many changes and ends up uniting the people of several civilizations. The ruler of Mauryan empire, Ashoka, took part in many battles which…show more content…
The majority of Hindu followers pushed out Buddhist followers, since it clashed with Hindu beliefs and rejected a caste system. Buddhists were becoming persecuted and a dividing wall between the two religions emerged. This conflict led to the a decrease in buddhism in South Asia and in an increase in East Asia. China at the time had a large curiosity in Buddhism and its many beliefs because of the spread of ideas along the Silk Road. Buddhism surged in popularity within China and East Asia, resulting the construction of many Buddhist Shrines. The surge in buddhist followers eventually brought another clash, Buddhists vs.…show more content…
In the United States, after the incident of 9/11, Islamic followers were perceived in a different light. Security drastically increased along borders and airports and islamic followers themselves were persecuted and had to immigrate due to their beliefs and the actions of others. With the security increase, more and more Islamists are being detained and persecuted for their beliefs and culture. This would in turn cause Islamic followers to feel like a minority. Since the the Unites States has a larger population of Christians, Islamic views were shot down and a small divide opened up between the two religions. Like in India, christian-like religions became dominant, and islamics were pushed out in the sense of deportation and immigration. Islam as religion reduced in popularity since it was seen that all Islam followers were one in the same. Compared to 600 BC to 600 CE, the opposition of opposing beliefs and religions continues, but not as
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