Compare And Contrast The Roman And Han Empire Dbq

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At the beginning of the First Millennium The Romans and the people of the Han both extensively used technology to better themselves and eventually all of humanity. The Han empire in China placed more value on technology and technological enhancements then the Roman Empire did, proven by the constant concern of the Han dynasty over the indifference and almost disregard of the Romans. The Han were more accepting and open to technological advancements because they valued the farmers, and common people who they believed helped benefit society however, the Roman were only concerned with the upper class due to their dividing and conflicting social classes of Particans and Plebeians therefore their view of technology was that it was considered unimportant. The Han’s view of technology was that if it helped the lower class it also helps the upper-class. The Hans seem to feel that technology was about helping the people. As demonstrated in the letter in Doc 1, the first goal of technology is to ward off disaster, in this case, a flood. This shows a concern for the people and their possessions. This idea is illustrated more by the obvious concern shown by Huan Guan in Doc 2, where he writes about the problems the lack of technology, such as iron plows, is having on the people. Huan Guan points how technology has become useless as the tools are poor quality and ineffective all around, so the main concern with the Hans about technology is its usefulness. For example Farmers were

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