World Religions

By Cody Schoenrock


  • Buddhism was founded in Nepal
  • It was founded in the late 6th century B.C.E
  • Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha Gautama
  • It was spread through India, China, Nepal, Ceylon, Burma, Tibet, Central Asia, and Japan
  • There's about 7.9% of Buddhism Religion
  • Buddhism is most popular in Thailand today but throughout history it was in central and northern Asia
  • How the religion impacts the world today or why it matters today: Buddhism was spread to nearly every country, and Buddhism promotes Non-vilence, peace, and tolerance.


  • There is no single founder of Hinduism
  • Hinduism is the 3rd most popular religion, it was originated in Northern India near the river Indus
  • It grew out of cultural and religious changes in india
  • Founded in 2300-1500 BC
  • Hinduism was spread historically when travels of merchants to other nearby countries for business.
  • Hinduism growth is 12.7%
  • It's the world's oldest existing religion
  • India is the most popular today and throughout history India was the most popular
  • It has been the main religion in India


  • Legalism was founded in (475-221 bce) in China
  • Legalism was influenced by the philosophers Shang Yang, Li Si, and Hanfeizi
  • Legalism was used to implement a totalitarian and draconian legal system
  • The literal meaning for Legalism is School of Law's
  • It remained in China and then went to Sui and Tang dynasties
  • Growth numbers today
  • Legalism was most popular in China throughout history
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  • Confucianism was founded in China by Master Kong in 551-479 BC
  • It was spread all over China and neighboring countries, such as Vietnam, Korea, and more forcibly onto Japan. It was spread for a lot of reasons by one reason is because the popularity of Confucius.
  • The number of confucianism in the world in 2007 was 0.09% (6,111,056)
  • It is practiced most in China, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam
  • Confucius made a big impact by creating school


  • Taoism was founded by Lao-Tzu
  • Lao-Tzu was a chinese philosopher credited with founding the philosophical system of Taoism.
  • It was formed 550 B.C.E
  • The main place for Taoism is China
  • It spread mostly across China, Korea, Japan, and many other parts of China.
  • The main followers of Taoism helped spread.
  • Its growth rate is at 1%
  • Taoism is most popular in China throughout history and still is today
  • People adopted Taoism to approach life and a relaxed nature