PamalaDeitrichAssign06Final - 1 Pamala Deitrich AC#1305222 HS150 World Civilizations I HS150 Assignment 6 June 5 2016 In the sixth century a direct

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1 Pamala Deitrich AC#1305222 HS150 World Civilizations I HS150 Assignment 6 June 5, 2016 In the sixth century, a direct ancestry of both Chinese and Toba decent, Yang Jan, conquered all of China. His tenacity paved the way for three dynasties. These dynasties were the short-lived Sui dynasty and six centuries under the Tang and Song dynasty. The first dynasty to emerge between 589 C.E. to 618 C.E., this was the Sui Dynasty. Yang rose to power after he married an upper class woman. He used her status to propel himself to coveted title of Main Advisor to the Northern Emperor. Once Yang achieved this title, he then sought to secure it by giving his daughter to the Emperor in marriage. Yang’s daughter gave birth and shortly thereafter, the Emperor passed away. Always the opportunist, Yang made himself regent over his grandson. He went as far as taking his grandsons right to rule and ordained himself, Heaven’s Mandate. This ushered in the Sui dynasty. For the first time in hundreds of years, one person ruled China. He received support from many sides due to careful strategic planning. He ruled as Emperor Wendi from 581 to 604 C.E. and within that time, he established a national law and civilian services. During this time, he also connected the North and South by constructing the Grand Canal. This proved to be beneficial by ensuring the North military power with the agriculture of the South. This combination served as a valuable resource of China’s
2 power. Yang’s son, Yangdi, proved to be an even worse successor. Yangdi poisoned his father in order to obtain power. He managed to turn this once copasetic country into an uproar with over bearing taxes, which caused a heavy burden on residents. Under his ruling, many laborers perished due to the excessively harsh work conditions. If his prior actions were not a preview for his future actions, Yangdi started wars, which led havoc on the country’s economy. As a ripple effect with any economic crash, social uprising quickly ensued. After he created a mess, Yangdi ran away from the discourse he created. He also lived quite comfortably while on the run, until his death. His successor, Duke of Tang, assumed power the same way Yangdi did; he crowned

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