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Did Buddhism become a widespread religion primarily due to the political support of the Indo-Greek rulers of India who favored it in opposition to Jainism?

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This is an interesting topic for which I would like to explore some background information. Could you please identify any. Also, this question may be partly related. –  Drux Mar 21 '13 at 20:02
    
Widespread where? @Drux: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Buddhism covers this subject well. –  coleopterist Mar 22 '13 at 15:37
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