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Copy of Silk Road Project

Central India
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Jeremy Carrasco

on 3 October 2014

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Silk Road
Central India
Cultural diffusion is the spread of cultural beliefs and ideas from one group to another. Cultural diffusion occurred around Asia and Europe because of the Silk Road. For example, Buddhism, which originated in India during the fifth century B.C.E., was gradually introduced into China, during the Han Dynasty, through Central Asia via the Silk Road. The Brahmanism of ancient India had also influenced religions of the peoples of the Silk Road.
Cultural Diffusion:
Location:
The Silk Road led to the spread of knowledge, culture, religion, and technology between different parts of the world. Trade on the Silk Road was a significant factor in the development of great civilizations, such as Ancient India. It helped lay the foundations of the modern world. From the Indian perspective, the importance of the Silk Road was not so much the trading, but for it being the highway for the movement of cultures and ideas.
The silk road goes right through Central India around the city of Delhi. This makes the the routes, taken by villagers, go west towards Europe and east towards China. The different routes of the Silk Road in India result in multiple cultural diffusion examples around the area of the village.
Goods and services:
In India, there were a lot of goods and services were traded in and out of India along the Silk Road. The trading route was not only for the purpose of trading silk, but for other goods as well. India specialized in the trading goods such as different fabrics, woods, ivory, animals, slaves, jade, and other precious stones. The goods traveled along the east and west routes toward Europe and China. The result of trade with these goods gave China new foods such as grapes, figs, cucumbers, and walnuts.
Conflicts:
There are various conflicts that can occur along the Silk Road. China is one of India's most important trading partners. Eventually, China cuts off trade to avoid foreign influence. This puts India in a bad position because they have lost one of their biggest trading countries. This leaves China less advanced than all of the European countries. Another conflict is the spice trade. Trading spice becomes a huge competition and this leaves India as a competitor along with other middle east countries. These conflicts can result in a decline in the area's economy.
As people come into the village as a stop on the silk road, there will be disagreements and differences. As people come into the village, they might be of a different religion. This can result in a situation of disagreement between the two religions. It can leave goods not being purchased, people leaving the village, or even people dead. Because of the many races and cultures coming in and out of the village, it can end up with many cultural and religious conflicts.
The Silk Road was a very important route that went through China to Europe. It was not only a trading route, but it also was a path of the spread of many different cultures. The Silk Road was a foundation of the modern world. If it wasn't for the Silk Road, we would not have the many diverse cultures we have today. The Silk Road connected all of the countries in the Eastern Hemisphere together.
Jeremy Carrasco
Dexter Jones
Ethan Corley
Alex Mchugh
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