The Gupta Empire was an ancient Indian empire founded by sri Gupta. The Gupta Empire begun in 320 AD, when Chandragupta I the third king of the dynasty was married with the queen and began rule. He quickly began conquering neighboring regions. Chandragupta’s power and influence spread and his armies grow larger and larger. By about 303 B.C., Chandragupta controlled the profitable Indus and Ganges River plains, as well as the region in northwestern India. Chandragupta had also gained control of Parts of Afghanistan as well. This was when the golden age of India began. Everything was going well for them. There was a food source that was able to feed everyone so the empire was able to grow. One of the reasons were because the Gupta had a strong military to protect the people. The military used helmets and breastplates. The armies were so strong they could conquer without even fighting the other kingdoms. This shows how much influence they had on the region The territories on the border of the empire were kept under watchful eyes by huge armies unlike the romans. The Gupta rulers depended heavily on archers. The bows were one of the most used weapons in the Gupta army. The longbows were used by the Gupta army as well. They were made either from metal or bamboo. The longbow was considered to be a powerful weapon and was capable of cutting through the thick armor worn by the other soldiers. India was in the middle of China and Rome. China made the silk and Rome loved it so that they bought it in large amounts and they traded the Romans for salt, Bronze, and iron. The people were also the smartest because education has greatly encouraged. The theory of gravity was by the astronomers of the Gupta period. The themes of literature were poetry and romantic comedies. They made the first iron pillar at the time of Chandragupta II. The two main religions Hinduism and Buddhism. But at 455 AD came the decline of the gupta and completely fall at 550 CE. What brought the great indian gupta down? The decline came slowly during 550 AD. One of the most important factors was the disruption within the royal family. There were revolts from small Kingdoms. Many regional princes were declaring their independence and refusing to pay taxes to the central Gupta. This caused attacks from the Huns and Pushyamitra. They did not have the money to pay them. Then the cost of fighting off threats brought the treasury down. The guptas own people stated to see the decline and the started to hate the empire and wanted to pull apart. This shows that leadership is very important in all empires one mess up can cause the fall of even the greatest empires like Rome and Ghuna.