Chinese Legalism-Ancient History: Qin Dynasty

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Erick Roque
Chinese Legalism History

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According to the website, Legalism - Ancient History Encyclopedia, it says that the Chinese legalism now became the official philosophy of the Qin Dynasty. After the website says that, it has parentheses that says numbers. I think it means the years (221 - 206 BCE). The person who wrote this was named Emily Mark. I actually thought that the year timeline was messed up since it was reversed. But it turns out that the, “reversed year timeline” was actually right. But if it was wrong, then it should have been (206 - 221). Just saying. Okay let 's get back to the topic. It says that it was their official philosophy when they had their first emperor. Here
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He got power to be the emperor. When he rose to power (When he gained control), he made a law where he banned all other philosophies as a corrupting influence. In my opinion I would leave it so that people can believe in their own philosophy. I do not know why he thinks that other philosophies are harmful to the people’s mind (Yes I do know what corrupting influence is). During the Qin Dynasty, any books which did not support the Legalist philosophy were burned and writers, philosophers, and teachers of other philosophies were executed. Now that I read what I put, I am starting to think that the emperor, “Shi Haungti” is one of the cruelest people on earth. But I guess that the people who mentioned it do deserve it because they were breaking the emperor’s laws. Back to the report. The excesses of the Qin Dynasty 's legalism made the regime very unpopular with the people of the time. I am pretty sure that it was unpopular because the king did not like it. So I think that the people were not allowed to believe…show more content…
It will be made successful or great if the people in the country like it or if they can get used to it and live with it. The citizens of the country will be afraid to disobey the law. Did you know that Fa means law? That means that the ruler should consider that all the people who live there are all equal before the law. That means that no one is any different from each other. No one is more or less special than the other. I think that that is kind of nice. I think that that is a good thing that he should think about others than just about
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