Zhou Dynasty - Zhou Dynasty o Wu took over chang dynasty...

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Zhou Dynasty o Wu took over chang dynasty Say Tien “Heaven” is in power Consolidated power by distributing the land to his friends and family, they would then give small pieces of their land to lower people, made a social pyramid o Mandate of heaven Used over and over in Chinese history The leaders say they are appointed of god as the son of heaven and if they followed the leader they would be rewarded but if they didn’t their empire would fall Natural disasters are the result of the gods not being pleased, they worked as signs that the leader is not doing good o Duek of Zhou One of most famous people in Chinese history, Confusious used him as an ideal leader Gave up power when Wu’s son was wise enough to take over o Power slower chipped away because they kept dividing up territory o Eastern Zhou period When they were attacked their capital moved to the east, Eastern Zhou period, shifts dynamics of power Leaders don’t yield serious power because all the land is divided
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course HST 101 taught by Professor Pettegrew during the Fall '08 term at Grand Valley State University.

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