EMPEROR QIN

EMPEROR QIN AND HIS DYNASTY

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Life of The Emperor Qin


Emperor Qin  was a brutal ruler not know for being nice. This man lived and ruled from 259 B.C.E to 210 BCE. Qin was born during the time of Zheng. His nickname was tiger of Qin.  Qin captured Zhou in 256 BCE. When Zheng took over china in  221 BCE. Once he took over he named it name Qin Shihuangdi. Qin was influenced by Legalism. He adopted ideas like: divided into district, new army, three officials. He maintained by using harsh measures. He used key steps in this  uniform laws, standard money, simplified  letters. He also had : widows could not remarry, officials punished if grain spoiled, and officials punished if walls collapsed. Belief system: Legalism. Punishments:fines, labor, whippings, and be headings.He made trade easier trade was made easier by standardized money, weights, and measures. He also made writing was simple by taking away some characters.

Opposition of The Emperor


He ended the opposition by ordering the people to burn their books and if they didn't they would be forced into labor or even killed.  Qin protected by building the wall to the west [later rebuilt to the great wall of china]. How long did it take to build it?Roughly 10 yrs. Conditions when building the wall? It was freezing in the winter and extremely hot during the summer. Why was it impenetrable? Do to the height of it u would be unable to move life stock over and there would be lookouts on the top of the wall.



Conflicts of The Dynasty
The ending opposition conflicts of the Emperor were Emperor vs the Scholars.  No one was allowed to learn about Confucianism. They would burn the Confucian books and if not death or. Choices by scholars? Some of them would die by their books or go into slavery. Also he had experienced the Li Siu conflict.


Death of Qin Dynasty

One of his greatest fears was death. He was so scared that he ordered magicians to see how to become mortal. There was a lot of stuff going on during his death which include:over 700,000 people helping in the building of his tomb. His tomb was very protected. Made to prevent tomb robbers from stealing valuable jewels tools and rare artifacts. They found an army of men made of Terra cotta for him in the afterlife . Something very big happened at the end of his dynasty. Well they had a civil war which a peasant leader named Liu bang won. Which started the new dynasty, Han.

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