Top 9 The Oldest Countries and Nations in the World - Page 8 of 9 - 9facts

Top 9 The Oldest Countries and Nations in the World

#8. India

India - Top 9 The Oldest Countries and Nations in the World

People have been living in the region in the Indian subcontinent since around 3300 BCE, starting with the Indus Valley Civilization. Although these early people formed one of the world’s earliest urban civilizations, the beginnings of India as a nation started with the Vedic Period which lasted from c.1500 BCE – c. 600 BCE. The Vedic Civilization laid the foundation of Hinduism. The first kingdoms or Janapadas started to form c.1200 BCE and lasted until the end of the Vedic period. The end of the Vedic period led to the rise of Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism in India and the beginning of the powerful dynasties that would rule India for the next three millennia. Modern-day India was founded in 1947 after the country gained its independence from the British Empire

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