Religions

Buddhism- Hinduism- Legalism- Confucianism- Daoism

Buddhism

Where and when it was founded: It was founded in the 6th century BCE.


Who it was founded by: it was founded by Siddhartha Gautama


How it was spread: It was spread by the Middle Path


Its growth numbers today: .99% growth from 2000-2010


Where it is popular both throughout history and today: China


How this religion impacts the world today or why it matters today: it has influenced the lives countless people in many parts of the world.

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Hinduism

Where and when it was founded: it was founded 2300-1500 BC


Who it was founded by: there is not a single founder


How it was spread: It spread when some merchants went to other countries for business


Its growth numbers today:averaged 1.3% in the 1980s


Where it is popular both throughout history and today: India


How this religion impacts the world today or why it matters today: it helps keep peace and calmness.

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Legalism

Where and when it was founded: founded in china and was formed in 771-476/403 BCE


Who it was founded by:it was founded by Shang Yang, Li Si, and Hanfeizi.


How it was spread: it remained in China during the Qin Dynasty


Its growth numbers today: grown by churches


Where it is popular both throughout history and today: it is popular in churches today


How this religion impacts the world today or why it matters today:helps economically and military wise, it helped give China its name.

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Confucianism

Where and when it was founded:6th-5th century BC in China.


Who it was founded by:Conficius


How it was spread:it spread fast because of the popularity of Confucius


Its growth numbers today:1% of the world


Where it is popular both throughout history and today:China, Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, and the Chinese Vietnamese border.


How this religion impacts the world today or why it matters today: it isn't really around today.

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Daoism

Where and when it was founded:it was Founded in China in the 6yh Century BC


Who it was founded by:Lao-Tzu founded taoism


How it was spread:Followers spread Taoism


Its growth numbers today:6.4% of people in the world register as taoist.


Where it is popular both throughout history and today: China, Korea, Japan, and many other parts of Asia.


How this religion impacts the world today or why it matters today: It affects us today by the way we act and the things we do for our wellbeing.

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