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Compare And Contrast Han China And Imperial Rome

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The Han Dynasty and the Roman Empire. The Han dynasty Empire and the Roman empire stood large and mighty at the start of the Common Era, with the two kingdoms controlling an unprecedented mass amount of populations under their reign. Both kingdoms rose as predecessors from previous political systems that extended lands under one rule, with the Roman Republic expansion in Europe after the Punic wars and the Qin state achieving conquest over six other nearby states creating the first imperial China in east Asia. The heavy hand of the Qin dynasty and the assassination of Rome’s beloved general, Julius Caesar, by the Roman senate, threw both kingdoms into rebellion, ushering in centuries of imperialistic rule for both in their respective timelines. Both developed innovations in city development and Military conquest that nations looked to for millenniums to come. The first kingdom to rise was the Han Dynasty. Its predecessor the Qin, conquered neighboring states in 221 BCE and establish a unified kingdom through legalism. The Qin outlawed any outside thinking and banned the teachings of Confucius, but also…show more content…
The once mighty empires would not stand the test time. Prosperity and power all fall at some point though, with rebellion destabilizing the Han rulers and the Roman empire invaded by outsiders, the end of rule would run its course, but not the ideas and innovations of both empires. The Han dynasty was rebelled against by it peasants in 184 CE known as the Yellow Turban Rebellion, that was cause by famine and suspect corruption within the government. Coupled with the death of Emperor Ling in 189 CE, the warlord Dong Zhuo would take the opportunity to replace the successor with his own emperor. Dong Zhou would later be ousted and killed, and the period of the three kingdoms would follow suite, thus ending the Han dynasty in the year 220
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