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The Gupta Empire 320-550 CE By: Matt Boebinger, Sarah Cherry, Nirav Patel, Lauren Sibille.

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1 The Gupta Empire 320-550 CE By: Matt Boebinger, Sarah Cherry, Nirav Patel, Lauren Sibille

2 Preconditions of the Gupta Empire Regional kingdoms tried to unite India but were unsuccessful until the Guptas. Regional kingdoms tried to unite India but were unsuccessful until the Guptas. The clearing of jungle lands provided fertile lands. The clearing of jungle lands provided fertile lands. Northern empire at the foothills of the Himalayas in the Ganges River Valley. The southern empire was made up of river valleys and jungles. Northern empire at the foothills of the Himalayas in the Ganges River Valley. The southern empire was made up of river valleys and jungles. After the decline of the Kushan empire, many regional kingdoms fought for power before the emergence of the guptas After the decline of the Kushan empire, many regional kingdoms fought for power before the emergence of the guptas The one advantage that the Guptas had was their knowledge of sophisticated war weapons such as siegecraft and catapults. The one advantage that the Guptas had was their knowledge of sophisticated war weapons such as siegecraft and catapults.

3 Ideology for the Guptas Chandra Gupta allied himself with powerful families in the Ganges region. Chandra Gupta allied himself with powerful families in the Ganges region. While Samudra Gupta and Chandra Gupta II did conquer regional kingdoms, they also allied themselves with those who elected not to fight. While Samudra Gupta and Chandra Gupta II did conquer regional kingdoms, they also allied themselves with those who elected not to fight.

4 Characteristics of a well-run empire The Guptas built roads to further the trade between the Silk roads empires. The Guptas built roads to further the trade between the Silk roads empires. Known as the Golden Age of India when science, mathematics, astronomy, religion, and philosophy flourished. Known as the Golden Age of India when science, mathematics, astronomy, religion, and philosophy flourished. Bureaucracy was run by regional allies Bureaucracy was run by regional allies Sanskrit was the official language Sanskrit was the official language

5 Major results of the Gupta Empire In the Gupta empire, there was stability and prosperity during the late fourth and early fifth centuries c.e. In the Gupta empire, there was stability and prosperity during the late fourth and early fifth centuries c.e. The long distance trade on the Silk road brought wealth and knowledge from the other regions of the world. The long distance trade on the Silk road brought wealth and knowledge from the other regions of the world.

6 The fall of the Guptas Gupta Administrative techniques were not enough for their military short comings against mainly the White Huns. Gupta Administrative techniques were not enough for their military short comings against mainly the White Huns. They successfully blocked the invasion but severely depleted resources and weakened their state. They successfully blocked the invasion but severely depleted resources and weakened their state. The Gupta dynasty continued only in name as regional governors usurped imperial rights and powers until the Mughal dynasty. The Gupta dynasty continued only in name as regional governors usurped imperial rights and powers until the Mughal dynasty.


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