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Political Structures, and Social and Economic Life OfSui Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, and Song DynastyHS150 - World Civilizations IAssignment 0824 September 2018Student ID: AC1705477China emerged as one of the world’s earliest civilizations in the fertile basin of the Yellow River in the North China Plain. For millennia, China’s political system was based on
hereditary monarchies, or dynasties, beginning with the legendary Xia dynasty (c. 2070 BCE). Since 221 BCE, when the Qin dynasty conquered the other largest six states to form the first unified Chinese empire, China has then expanded, fractured and re-unified numerous times in thefollowing millennia.Started from 581 and ended in 618, the Sui Dynasty lasted for only 38 years and had onlythree emperors. With a cruel second emperor, Emperor Yang, this dynasty was often compared tothe Qin dynasty (221 BC-206 BC). However, the whole nation was reconciled and certain economic and political advances were achieved in the period. Politics of the Sui Dynasty. The twenty-nine year Sui Dynasty built the Grand Canal and began the rebuilding of the Great Wall. This required over-taxation of the farmer. A rebellion in 618 ended the dynasty. The country returned to a focus on creating a legal code.The political structure has endured. A central government system China under a new system. Political unity returned as migrants and nobility were brought together under state control and organization was rebuilt. “The central government was known as the System of Three Cabinets and Six Departments”. The three cabinets were a legislative policy making

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