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Mandalas or circles represent the sphere of influence of Kingdoms. The mandala idea is draw from the Arthashastra, a treaty on statecraft written in Sanskrit in the second half the the millennium BC. Representing territories with boundaries is not a universal idea and it is very much a pre-modern / modern practice.

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