Chin Dynasty - Top Ten List: The Chin Dynasty 1. United...

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Top Ten List: The Chin Dynasty 1. United China -all of the Chinese states were brought together to form China's first empire during the Chin dynasty. 2. Emperor Shi Huangdi - the first emperor of China; he unified the states and centralized the control. 3. Standardization - Emperor Shi Huangdi standardized an abundance of things, including weights, measures, law, and coinage (money). 4. Legalism - The Chin dynasty’s success was mainly because of the legalist “iron fist” that they used to lead the empire. Shi Huangdi implemented the harsh legalist system. Intellect was discouraged. To do this they burnt books and put an end to Confucianism by persecuting Confucian scholars and leaders. 5. Centralized control - approximately 100,000 rulers were forced to move to the city so the emperor could have control over them and be the ultimate authority. 6. Great Wall and Terra cotta Army - construction of the wall began under Shi Huangdi. The purpose of the wall was to keep enemies out of Chinese territory. Shi also
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2010 for the course WE 123 taught by Professor 23 during the Spring '10 term at Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus.

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