Zhou Dynasty

Zhou Government

The Zhou dynasty believed in the mandate of heaven. The Zhou dynasty ruled for more than 800 years- longer than any other chinese dynasty. Zhou kings ruled much like Shang rulers. The Zhou kings divided the kingdom into smaller territories.

Zhou Achievements

They developed an irritation and flood control system. Because of more food support the population increased. They learned how to use iron witch is cheaper and stronger than bronze. The catapult and China's first calvary was some achievements that helped strengthen the army. The Zhou dynasty also introduced coins and begun to use chopsticks.

The Zhou Empire Falls

The Zhou dynasty lasted from about 1045 to 256 B.C.E. Different leaders fought for control of China. For almost 200 years the states fought. This time of chaos and disorder is referred to as the Period of Warring States. Ultimately, this disorder weakened the Zhou and allowed them to be conquered by Qin Shihuangdi.

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