How did Buddhism spread?

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Originally, Buddhism spread by having monks walk around India, teaching. With a stable monastery system in place, monks were sent out further and further. The religion spread throughout Central Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia as it evolved.
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One Answer: Originally it spread by having monks walk around India, teaching. This continued successfully after the Buddha died because he had the forethought to set up a structure,
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It was taken/spread by monks and merchants by way of The Silk Road from India to China.
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Well kings sent missionaries Like king Asoka. Over time Different beliefs developed Source(s): I am one m8
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