Many people may say that Asoka was a ruthless conqueror because of his conquest of Kalinga which was a bloody battle where many people died and many more were driven out of their country but I bet the evidence I will show you will make you believe he was an enlightened ruler. From 268 BCE to 232 BCE Asoka was the ruler of the Mauryan Empire, which is now known as India. During that time many of his actions show that he was enlightened. First, the conquest of Kalinga which many people think was ruthless was something that the Mauryan people needed so I believe that battle was one of an enlightened ruler rather than a ruthless conqueror.
Many people may say that Asoka was a ruthless conqueror because of his conquest of Kalinga which was a bloody battle where many people died and many more were driven out of their country, but I bet the evidence I will show you will make you believe he was an enlightened ruler. From 268 BCE to 232 BCE Asoka was the ruler of the Mauryan Empire, which is now known as India. During that time many of his actions shows that he was enlightened. First, the conquest of Kalinga which many people think was ruthless was something that the Mauryan people needed so I believe that battle was one of an enlightened ruler rather than a ruthless conqueror. Asoka can also be considered an enlightened ruler because he went on a pilgrimage looking for a teacher and after finding a Buddhist monk and following his instructions he was able to understand history, reject violence, and form ideas that had never been thought of before.
To start, Asoka’s responsibility for taking innocent lives of civilians and soldiers was merciless. The map of Document A, Asoka’s empire, shows the area Ashoka had ruled before the conquest and what Kalinga had owned. Asoka’s land is probably around 10 times bigger than Kalinga’s land area. He had more power and better soldiers which killed civilians and soldiers of Kalinga. Kalinga’s land area was nothing compared to Asoka’s, and his powerful empire.
Dr. King departed from this Earth on April 4, 1968. The sound of the shot pierced through the hatred of the citizens. He was murdered by James Earl Ray, a small time criminal. King was shot because his movement for equality was growing more than what Ray wanted. Ray first committed to the crime, and sentenced to 99 years in prison.
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There is question going around about Asoka (¨a-sho-ka”) and if he was an enlightened ruler or a ruthless conqueror. He lived in 268 BCE to 232 BCE. He was also the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya. Asoka killed many innocent people,fought for land, and became a buddha for power. First of all, Asoka killed many innocent people for land.
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In the mid-200s BCE, a man named Asoka helped Buddhism spread throughout India. He ruled India as the Mauryan emperor. In the mid-200s BCE, he conquered much of the east coast of India. In the coast of India he learned about Buddhism and soon converted to it. Asoka encouraged others to convert as well.