This is a Gupta/Hindu swastika, not to be confused with the Nazi swastika.

The Gupta Empire was an ancient Indian empire, founded by Sri Gupta, which existed at its zenith from approximately 320 to 550 CE and covered much of the Indian subcontinent. The peace and prosperity created under the leadership of the Guptas enabled the pursuit of scientific and artistic endeavors.  The Gupta period produced scholars such as Kalidasa, Aryabhata, Varahamihira, Vishnu Sharma and Vatsyayana who made several advancements in mathematics, astronomy, literature, and other fields. The empire eventually decline when internal strife within its kingdoms made the organization of the government weak and open to a Hun invasion. After the collapse, the invasion was eventually fought off by the now fragmented kingdoms, which now turned to each other for dominants over south Asia.


Tier: 7-B

Name: Gupta Empire

Origin: Real Life

Time of Creation: 320 CE

Time of Dissolution: 550 CE

Population: Unknown, but most likely in dozens of millions.

Holdings: 3.5 Million square km (it also had considerable influence on neighboring kingdoms and those of south-east Asia and Sri Lanka)

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