Diplomacy- The Mauryan Empire had a centralized government. It had an administration who governed the entire
empire. The government was a hierarchy. Thirty men governed the capitol city. They administered fiancees,
sanitation, water supply, public buildings, and gardens. The council was divided into six committees, each having its
own department. There were different zones or provinces governed my officials. The highest ranking officials
from each district reported to the emperor. These high ranking officials collected taxes, ran the local armies or
militia. The army was mostly made up of farmers, weavers, pottery makers, and other ordinary working class
citizens. The officials also enforced the law code to keep order. The officials also handled trade. The Mauryan
elephants were the main source of trade.