Why did Buddhism and Christianity spread when and as they did?

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Exchanges of goods and communication between different nations changed the way they saw each other. Trade routes supplied not only materials but also knowledge, thus carrying new beliefs and traditions across borders. The Silk Road was used by missionary travelers who ventured to new lands in order to promote their religion (Bulliet et al., p. 238). Buddhism was disseminated from India to other Asian countries such as Korea, China, and Japan. The influence of trade was major as pilgrims were able to use organized routes to deliver Buddha’s teachings to other people. Similarly, the spread of Christianity was also impacted by the popularity of various trade routes. Christian missionaries used similar tactics and moved using existing roads to seek new converts and share their ideas (Bulliet et al., p. 239). This period of increased communication led to two major religions establishing themselves through travel.

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