EMPEROR ASHOKA OF INDIA
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Reigning in the third century BCE, Ashoka was unique for wielding moral persuasion rather than brute force to command his subjects. This five-lesson unit uses primary sources to examine both Ashoka’s fascinating career and the larger question: What legitimizes leaders and gives them the right to rule? The final lesson looks at China and Southeast Asia, where Ashoka’s ideals influenced the ways people were governed.
This title is part of the series: NATIONAL CENTER FOR HISTORY IN THE SCHOOLS
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National Center for History in the Schools