The system of legalism is extremely rigid and gives people the least freedom, and it is far more strict than Confucianism and Daoism. In the system of legalism, you must strictly adhere to the rules or you will be punished terribly. Legalism literally means "excessive adherence to law or formula." Also in the legalist system, people have little freedom of what they say or do, and criticism against the government can get you seriously punished. Legalism was created partially by Li Si and Hanfeizi. They believed that the government should use law and punishment to end civil disorder. They also believed that a strong government was key to the system of legalism. After the Zhou dynasty was replaced by the Qin dynasty, legalist ideals were employed within the new dynasty. The Emperor of this new dynasty was named Shi Huangdi, which translates to " the …show more content…
As you can see from the examples and other parts of history, amazing structures were built and amazing things were accomplished using legalism. On the contrary, some very bad things were done under the system of legalism, including how the Nazis controlled the camps and ghettos. In both of the examples discussed above, legalism worked well to do what the people wanted to do. The Nazis wanted to order and fear within their camps, and what they got was exactly that. The Qin Dynasty wanted to build a wall, and by using legalism to force the poor to do it, they built a wall. There is a reoccurring theme when the legalism system is used, and that is that the people who are under the control of the ruler don't like the ruler. This is because they are made fearful and given little freedom. Although a lot of work is getting done, it is at the cost of their freedom. Overall, legalism was generally effective because things got done but relations between the ruled and ruler were
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My ideal government type would create a safe, positive, and peaceful place to live. The Qin dynasty did not last very long. While the Qin dynasty did some wonderful things, such as ending the warring states period, this dynasty also had a very corrupt leader. Qin Shi Huang Di, a ruler during the Qin Dynasty, burned confucian books, buried Confucian scholars alive, and killed anyone who didn’t agree with him.
Then the 17th century American colonies put an emphasis on preserving legal order. That being said, the government has always been under pressure to regard given law, and the law has been perceived as a manifestation of accurately functioning legal
Qing Dynasty or the Manchu dynasty was the last imperial dynasty of China. It ruled China from mid 17th century to early 18th century. Qing dynasty is the only imperial dynasty that is ruled by the foreigner not the Han Chinese. The Qing dynasty was originally non-Chinese people called Manchu who lived in the northeast region of China. After the Manchu-Qing rulers seized control of China in 1644, they moved quickly to preserve their traditional dress and other customs by asserting authority over the dominant Han Chinese.
The American Legal System The American legal system has been influenced by many historical rulers and laws. Three that have influenced the American legal system the most are Roman laws, moral laws and Hammurabi’s code in my opinion. One legal system that influenced the American legal system are Roman laws. I picked Roman law because it said that law has been defined as the “Art of social control”; a system of rules regulating the conduct of man.
The Qin and Han Dynasties were similar in that they both believed in a strong centralized government, which strengthened and unified their empires, but they differed in that the Qin followed the strict Legalism while the Han followed the more flexible Confucianism, and the way they interacted with outsiders; the Qin tended to be more defensive of outsiders while the Han were more interactive and wanted to build relationships with foreigners. First, the Qin and Han Dynasties believed in a strong centralized government. The implementation of a strong centralized government led to the success and growth of their dynasties. The centralized government creates a pyramid of power and influence, with the main leader, the emperor, on top.
The purpose of this was to show people how to be in harmony with their place in life. Legalism is a ruling made by Shi Huangdi, who was a strict ruler in china. The purpose of this ruling was to get the people of china to follow the rule, and if they didn’t there was a very harsh punishment. Although confucianism and legalism have some similarities, but the differences between the two are amazingly clear.
The establishment of law and order far and wide across the United States, was for one main reason: to maintain the peace and order of this country. Laws are designed to keep us safe not only from each other but from the government as well. It is very important that the laws be followed by each and every individual in society, in order to insure maximum efficiency and security, this however is nearly impossible, due to the variable of human behavior. Laws are designed in the manner to protect from human action or otherwise known (or speculated) natural results. It is a simple way of avoiding cause in order to not deal with the effect of an action.
Legalism is a type of "Classical Chinese philosophy" (Legalism and Chinese Philosophy) that grasped strong eminence during the bold, storming, Warring States Era (475 BCE–221 BCE). Legalists struggled to improve the human lifestyle by noble examples, education, and moral/righteousness laws or rules. During the Qin dynasty, it was needed for a strong government in addition to a carefully designed set of rules and principles. Qin Shi Huangdi, "first emperor" (Legalism) with this was a defending force that would factually, enforce these rules/laws and punish severely in even the most minor violations or mistakes. Throughout the years and understandings, the conceptual/elements of Legalism has been decaying, and starting to become more lenient
The three types of theories of the lawmaking process are rationalistic model, functionalist view, and conflict perspective. Rationalistic model is laws that are created as rational means of protecting the members of society from social harm(s). Functionalist view which was theorized by Emile Durkheim’s, is that laws are an institutionalized custom and need for a society to function as a whole. The final theory is conflict perspective which means laws are put in place for social control. Each one of these three theories both have their own benefits, as well as their flaws in helping to creating law(s).
Many countries and areas went into utter and total chaos due to realizing that they did not have the same rights or equal rights like the next person. Before the french revolution people just did what they were supposed to for hundred of years, it was until they realized that Hey! maybe I don't want to blindly follow this guy that is wearing the crown or that Hey! he shouldn't be allowed to do that. Rule of law exists because its meant for us to have a connection (maybe not a strong one like culture or interests) but a connection never the less.
Death was the penalty for any corruption by the government servants. The Legalists also believed in centralization of thinking, that any non-Legalist ways of thinking such as Confucianism and other school of thoughts could lead to disruption and revolution. So teachers were executed and all their books were burned. The Qin dynasty is also strict about commerce and see mercantilism as a form of infection or parasitism.
Improvement is inevitable for the future, whether it be inventions, recipes, societies, or to better oneself, things are meant to evolve for the greater good. Along the pathway of improvement there are always setbacks or weights that can make the journey more tiresome and less efficient. Civilizations across the globe can deteriorate from even minor issues and clearly suffer vaster damages from more significant problems. That is why laws have been a key tool to help prevent such issues within governments, which provide safety as well as to allow there to be improvement for the future generations. However, laws are not always followed because people have the free will to do what they wish to partake in, good or bad.
Introduction Law is a dynamic force for maintaining social order and preventing chaos in society. It is difficult to imagine the existence of a community without law. Lawmakers, courts, and other officials of the law help to preserve a harmonious society. A basic understanding of the law and the legal process of one's community promotes a better understanding of society. Law embodies the story of a nation's development through the centuries.
People obey the laws when it they are properly executed. A society without law enforcement would result to a state of anarchy. Without the government, killing is prevalent because murders will not be afraid to kill considering that they will not be punished. Crime rates will skyrocket and there would be no means to prevent it. A society without the law is chaotic and bloody.