Qin gathered all its forces, led by Zhang Han, who attacked the Chu army, and killed Xiang Liang at the battle of Dingtao. The governor of Pei and Xiang Yu withdrew from Waihuang and attacked Chenliu, but Chenliu was stoutly defended and they could not conquer it. The discussed what their best plan would be and decided that, since Xiang Liang’s army had been defeated and their soldiers were filled with terror, they had better join the army of Lü Chen and withdraw to the east. Zhang Han, the Qin commander, have defeated Xiang Liang’s army, considered that the forces of Chu are were no longer worth worrying about. Therefore he crossed the Yellow River and attacked Zhao, inflicting a severe defeat.
Sui Yangdi (569-618) was the second emperor of the shortly lived Sui Dynasty and was believed to have succeeded the throne in the year 604 after assassinating his father Wendi, the founder of the Sui Dynasty. Yangdi was an oppressive ruler, using forced labor and levying high taxes. He wasted the empire’s resources on many luxuries including constructing lavishly decorated palaces and planting his gardens with mature trees from distant forests. Between the years 612 and 614, Sui Yangdi’s armies embarked on three unsuccessful expeditions to Korea, which led to revolt among the Chinese. Though Yangdi was a somewhat corrupt ruler, he was responsible for the construction of the Grand Canal, a 1,400 mile canal used to transport grain and other goods
Dystopian novels often focus on current social government trends and show an exaggeration of what happens if the trends are taken too far. In The Handmaid’s Tale, the novel critiques gender inequality and autocratic authority. The hierarchical class of men consists of Commanders, Angels, and Guardians. In particular, the Commanders are the highest-ranking social group in Gileadean society. The Commanders are represented as powerful men.
They are not only beautiful architecture but also the heart of politics or economics in their countries. Palaces already become symbols of strong power and royalty. From the East to the West, thousands of emperors marks a point of turn in history and leave the marvelous
Q3) How did he rise to power? • Hung-Wu sent his generals Xu Da and Chang Yuchun to lead troops against the north to Peking. • At the beginning of 1368 Hung-Wu proclaimed himself emperor of the Ming dynasty, establishing his capital at Nanjing. • Hung wu was adopted as his reign title, and he is usually referred to as the Hung wu emperor. • The Hung wu emperor was cruel, suspicious, and irrational, especially as he grew older as he executed 15,000 men in the same day.
The Second Estate was the nobility. The Third Estate was everyone else-the poor, the shopkeepers, and the middle classes. It was by far the largest group of people, and several them were well-educated clerks, lawyers, and teachers. The philosophical ideas of Cicero and Rousseau fueled the Revolutionary fire. In old Rome, Cicero had promoted the restoration of original Republican values to a state whose nobility seemed cheerfully mired in decadence and corruption.
The France of the 1700s was regarded by many to be the most advanced and affluent European nation of the time, due to its cultural influence, prosperous trade and large population. However this appearance hid the social unrest brewing in the nation’s heart between the three major social classes. Though France had three major social classes called Estates, in truth it was divided in two: the privileged Estates (First and Second, clergy and aristocracy) who barely paid any taxes and the Third Estate (everyone else, from lowly peasants to the bourgeoisie) who paid the majority of the taxes. The Third Estate was itself divided into three major groups: 1. The bourgeoisie consisting of bankers, doctors, lawyers, merchants, factory owners and skilled artisans.
It was in charge for 100 years, then in 1857 the Sepoy rebellion began. That’s when the British government came in, and took India over for themselves. Dr Lalvani claims that this was the start of the modernization of India, and that imperialism helped boost it to the magnificent country it is today. The Brits did leave behind an efficient government -- but not before they ruined the soil with cash crops and deforestation, led India to many famines, and left their mark all over the country in the form of train tracks. Today, both India and Britain are affected by the imperialism in India, and those scars can still be seen today, and serve as a reminder of the good and bad done during that
The Tudors were a family of Welsh origin that ruled England during the late fifteenth to the early seventeenth centuries. During their reign of one hundred and eighteen years, England underwent religious reforms, upsurge of wealth, and prominent progress in the arts. Six monarchs represented the Tudors, each with a unique story. The first Tudor king was Henry VII Tudor, who became king after the Battle of Bosworth Field which ended of the War of the Roses in 1485. The War of the Roses was an English civil conflict over the claim of the throne.
Women are projected throughout history as seductresses. Empires have been lost kingdoms have been destroyed because of women’s evil nature. Helen of Troy and Cleopatra both are examples of how women could destroy empires. Today my research addresses the question how Lady Macbeth and Curley’s wife are used as tools of narrative. The novel Macbeth was set in the 16th century and of Mice and Men was set in the 1930s almost three centuries apart.