How did Chandragupta Maurya become an emperor

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EMPEROR ASHOKA

approx ~ 304 / ~ 232

Ashoka (304 BC in North India, † 232 BC) was a ruler of the ancient Indian Maurya dynasty and ruled around 273 BC. Chr. – 232 BC Chr .; according to other information, he climbed as early as 279 BC. The throne.
The Maurya dynasty goes back to Chandragupta Maurya, who laid the foundations for the largest empire of ancient India in the northeast Indian empire Magadha (area of ​​today's Bihar) and heartland of early Buddhism.
Chandragupta ruled around 321 BC. Chr. – 297 BC His successor was his son Bindusara (ruled approx. 297 BC – 272/268 BC). He was in turn followed by his son Ashoka as the third ruler of the Maurya dynasty. Before Ashoka became regent, he was his father's governor in the city of Taxila in the north-west of the empire.
Initially, Ashoka was concerned with expanding the growing empire through new conquests, sometimes with extreme harshness. The last stage on this way was the capture of Kalingas in the east of India (area of ​​today's Orissa) in 261 BC. After the bloody and costly submission of Kalinga, Ashoka was gripped by a psychological crisis in the face of the suffering and misery that his conquests brought with it. The source for this is a personal testimony: a rock inscription that was made four years later; therefore a military victory is pointless, only the victory of the dhamma is significant.
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