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Rise And Fall Of The Qin/Han Dynasties

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Brutal, superior, powerful great leaders, describes some characteristics of the emperors who ruled the states Qin and Han. They attributed to the rise and fall of each empire politically, economically, and socially. The rise and fall of an empire is also contributed by the emperors who rule over each dynasty (the Qin and the Han). In addition new technology and developments influence the rise and fall of the empires to.What really lead to the rise of Qin conquering China and the fall of the empire? Politics took a big role in the rise and fall of the Qin dynasty. Between 402 B.C.E and 201 B.C.E the large states of China were fighting to gain control over the entire area during the period of ...view middle of the document...

There was a positive outcome resulting from these revolts and civil wars. That outcome was the rise of the Han dynasty that was established by Liu Bang. Later on Wu Ti became the emperor of the Han dynasty. "The Han dynasty was developed from what was already left of the Qin dynasty. They got rid of the stress for central authority and expanded upon the need for bureaucracies because it provided a check system on the emperor's power. In addition, the act of Confucianism (a system of ethics) was influenced in the Han government tremendously" (Stearns, et. al., p. 39). Of Course, this ideal empire did not last too long. It eventually fell when there were invasions from Asia and central control was damaged.The rise and fall of the Qin and Han dynasty was not only affected by politics, but also economics. Especially in the Qin dynasty the construction of the Great Wall took a big part in the rise and fall of the empire. The purpose of the Great Wall was to keep barbarians from attacking the empire and moving into the empire. This was effective, however; frequently workers were attacked by the barbarians, and the process of the Great Wall was very slow. Additionally, at this time currency became standardized utilizing a circular copper coin with a square hole in the middle known as a yen. A system of weights also became standardized around the same time. Some of the greatest inventions that evolved during the empire of Han, included paper, the sun dial and porcelain. Although, the...

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