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Unformatted text preview: (middle of the century) - weakened the power and authority of the court. 7. Empress Wu Zetian- The only female ruler of China. 8. T'ang Code (624)- This was the first complete Chinese code that still exists. It has more than 500 articles. 9. The land distribution program of the Tang was a big part of their agricultural reform and their economic growth. It was supposed to be a way of equally distributing the land. 10. The armies consisted of the aristocrats and the peasants. The aristocrats were used in the north and were very important in fighting the nomads, because they were the only people who had horses and were accomplished cavalrymen....
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