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India's political achievements. The first known government of India were small king that led individual civilizations. The kings began to form larger empires in India, especially in the north. During the 300s BC, Chandragupta conquered a lot of northern India and made it into one big empire. Chandragupta's Mauryan Empire lasted until about 200 BC, but then the small kingdoms of India regained their independence. The same thing happened again in 319 AD, when Chandragupta II formed the Guptan Empire. And then in 455 the Guptan Empire also collapsed. After that, the most important kingdom in India was the Chola kingdom, which ruled all of south India and east India along the coast.
India's economic achievements. While the rest of the world was still in the pre historic age and living in the nomadic culture, India boasts to have the most advanced civilizations of the world. The cities of Mohenjo - Daro and Harappa had very advanced sense of town planning and urban landscape. The remains of a dockyard in Lothal in Gujarat testify the trade relations of Indus people with western Asia.
India's academic achievements. The discovery of scales suggests mathematical knowledge of the Indus people. The Indus civilization had a script of their own which means they could read and write. There were more than 600 picture letters and 60 original letters in the Indus script.
Taiwan political achievements. Around the 10th century, the city-states of Dvaravati merged into two mandalas, the Lavo (modern Lopburi) and the Supannabhum (modern Suphan Buri). According to a legend in the Northern Chronicles, in 903, a king of Tambralinga invaded and took Lavo and installed a Malay prince on the Lavo throne. The Malay prince was married to a Khmer princess who had fled an Angkorian dynastic bloodbath.
Taiwan economic achievements. Around 700 CE, Tai people who did not come under Chinese influence settled in what is now modern Vietnam according to the Khun Borom legend. Based on layers of Chinese loanwords in proto-Southwestern Tai and other historical evidence, Pittayawat Pittayaporn proposed that this migration must have taken place sometime between the 8th-10th centuries.
Taiwan academic achievements. Thailand was heavily influenced by the culture and religions of India, starting with the Kingdom of Funan around the first century until the Khmer Empire. Indian influence on Siamese culture was partly the result of direct contact with Indian settlers, but mainly it was brought about indirectly via the Indianised kingdoms of Dvaravati, Srivijaya and the Khmer Empire. E. A. Voretzsch believes that Buddhism must have been flowing into Thailand from India at the time of the Indian emperor Ashoka of the Maurya Empire and into the first millennium after Christ.

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