China Russia - Each nations political traditions are...

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Each nation’s political traditions are heavily rooted in highly centralized, authoritarian style regimes. In China around 221 B.C, Qin Shi Huangdi unified the Chinese state and imposed the Qin states centralized, non-hereditary aristocratic system on his new empire in place of the Zhou's quasi-feudalistic one, and named himself the successor to the throne. While Russia’s empirical origins can be traced back to 1547, when Ivan IV was officially crowned the first Tsar of Russia. Coincidently, each nation saw similar political development such as centralization achieved by ruthless method and standardized legal codes. Other Stunning similarities can be seen in the establishment of social class structure, which in both countries consisted of the Nobel classes, the wealthy, and the peasantry. Upon entering the 20 th century each nation adopted the teachings of Karl Heinrich Marx, a 19 th century philosopher and political economist, and established communist societies. In China, the Communist Party led by Mao Zedong gained control of most of the Mainland after
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2011 for the course POLT 380 taught by Professor Siggelakis during the Spring '10 term at New Hampshire.

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