The Mauryan Empire was a vast and successful group of people.
Many great rulers such as Chandragupta
Bindusara, and Asoka lead the nation to great success while conquering and
occupying a large area of land. The long lasting empire also had ties with
many other nations and traded with other empires as well. Their contacts
with Persian and the Hellinistic world brought different ideas and culture
into the empire with thwarted its success. The Mauryan empire of India was
the first to provide a uniform government for nearly the entire country.
This map shows the vast region which Asoka and the Mauryan Empire controlled.