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Unformatted text preview: together v. Political Changes 1. Legalism was adopted as the regimes- the government in power- official ideology 2. Ruled a highly centralized state 3. Bureaucracy a. Civil division b. Military division c. Censorate- inspectors who checked on government officials to make sure they were doing their job 4. Two levels of administration a. Provinces b. Countries c. These officials were appointed by the emperor d. Censors watched over these officials 5. Divided the aristocrats estates among the peasants , who were taxed directly by the state a. Eliminated possible rivals b. Gained tax revenues for the central government vi. Fall of the Qin dynasty 1. People groaned under the censorship of speech, harsh taxes, and forced labor projects 2. The emperor died in died in 210BC 3. The dynasty was overthrown 4 years later 4. Civil war...
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